AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

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AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by buksida » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:13 pm

AirAsia, is set to fly to Hua Hin, Thailand, with four times weekly direct flights from here, starting May 18.

In a statement today, AirAsia said the route, operated on flight code AK, marked the airline's seventh route into Thailand while providing the widest network in ASEAN and connecting the road less travelled in the region to the world.

Head of Commercial, Spencer Lee, said the airline carried about 1.3 million of guests from Kuala Lumpur to Thailand and is positive that Hua Hin would be the new preferred holiday destination, while further contributing to tourism growth for both cities.

"AirAsia currently operates 165 weekly flights one way to Thailand, including Bangkok (80 times weekly), Phuket (35 times weekly), Krabi (21 times weekly), Hat Yai (7 times weekly), Chiang Mai (14 times weekly), and Pattaya (4 times weekly) and now Hua Hin," he said.

To celebrate the launch of this new route, AirAsia is offering promotional all-in-fares from RM79 for one way from now to March 4, 2018, for the travel period between May 18, 2018, and Oct 26, 2018.

Source: http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/02/ ... and-may-18
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Re: AirAsia to fly to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by Thistle » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:57 am

Looks as if Hua Hin airport is going to become active again,the Air Asia website is up and running, and are offering promo return flights,as of this morning from 2700baht,HH,to KUL,based upon a return flight booked for end may.This does not include any checked baggage,which as always is extra,the cabin allowance the usual 7kg.
The departure times from both airports are reasonable also,HH at 11,30,KUL at 10,00.
Will be interesting to see how the service pans out in the coming months.

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Re: AirAsia to fly to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by pitsch » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:57 am

I booked already a flight today for August. 2506.80 Baht for both directions +180 seat selection +180 for credit card payment. I hope it will be in service for a longer time than the other ones in the past.

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Re: AirAsia to fly to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by Bluesky » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:45 pm

It will make for an easy trip back to Aust Qld Gold Coast.
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Re: RE: Re: AirAsia to fly to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by Aussie69 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:49 pm

Bluesky wrote:It will make for an easy trip back to Aust Qld Gold Coast.
If only it was OOL - HHQ direct

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Re: RE: Re: AirAsia to fly to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by Aussie69 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:59 pm

Thistle wrote:Looks as if Hua Hin airport is going to become active again,the Air Asia website is up and running, and are offering promo return flights,as of this morning from 2700baht,HH,to KUL,based upon a return flight booked for end may.This does not include any checked baggage,which as always is extra,the cabin allowance the usual 7kg.
The departure times from both airports are reasonable also,HH at 11,30,KUL at 10,00.
Will be interesting to see how the service pans out in the coming months.
If I recall correctly, AirAsia wanted a deal whereby Thailand pays to upgrade the airport, plus they wanted free or reduced landing fees for the initial period of operation.

So the Department of Airports decided to invest in services at the airport. They'll have to setup immigration, security, baggage handling, increased fire services.

FYI Hua Hin airport IATA code is HHQ

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Re: AirAsia to fly to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by buksida » Sat May 05, 2018 8:57 pm

Images shared on social media reveal how Hua Hin airport is getting ready to welcome direct flights from Kuala Lumpur later this month.

Air Asia is due to launch the four times weekly flights starting 18 May 2018.

Flights will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing Kuala Lumpur at 10am local time, arriving in Hua Hin at 11am.

From Hua Hin flights depart at 11:30am local time arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 2:35pm.
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Re: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by Dannie Boy » Sat May 05, 2018 9:16 pm

Only 30 minutes between landing and take off from HH is pretty fast to get everybody off, everybody on, clean and refuel (unless it comes with enough fuel for the return flight). Still if it gets good reports, I might give it a try.

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Re: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by caller » Sat May 05, 2018 9:47 pm

What's the actual flying time on this route?
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Re: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by Nereus » Sat May 05, 2018 10:00 pm

caller wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 9:47 pm
What's the actual flying time on this route?
Depends a bit on just what aircraft that they use. But actual air time less than 2 hours.


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Re: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by caller » Sat May 05, 2018 10:16 pm

Thanks for that. I see that article mentions Hong Kong, be great if that came to fruition.
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Re: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by B6PTW » Sun May 06, 2018 9:12 am

Hi all

we are using the flights at the beginning of June, if no one else posts before then then we will.

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Re: RE: Re: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by Aussie69 » Sun May 06, 2018 3:48 pm

Nereus wrote:
caller wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 9:47 pm
What's the actual flying time on this route?
Depends a bit on just what aircraft that they use. But actual air time less than 2 hours.


http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2017/08/w ... r-hua-hin/
They are using A320

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Re: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by buksida » Mon May 14, 2018 9:11 pm

Hua Hin airport ready for first flight from Kuala Lumpur
Hua Hin airport in southern Thailand has been ready for the first passenger flight from Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur on upcoming Friday, said airport director Aphisit Ubonkomut Monday.

Hua Hin airport, about 200 km south of Bangkok, is scheduled to welcome the inaugural flight of Malaysia's low-cost carrier AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

AirAsia's Airbus A320 airliner is scheduled to leave Kuala Lumpur for Hua Hin in a one-hour flight carrying 150 passengers and crewmembers.

Given Hua Hin-Kuala Lumpur air travels, an increased number of Malaysian tourists are expected to visit the world's renowned seaside resort and nearby spots, the airport director said.

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-0 ... 178528.htm


Edit: Xinhua is China's top media outlet - they are very interested in this development.
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Re: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

Post by Aussie69 » Fri May 18, 2018 7:14 am

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