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AirAsia set to serve Jakarta-Phuket route

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, May 15, 2019  /  04:49 pm
AirAsia set to serve Jakarta-Phuket route

Other direct flights served by AirAsia from Thailand to Indonesia are Jakarta-Bangkok, Medan-Bangkok and Denpasar-Bangkok. (Shutterstock/Jeerapan Jankaew)

Low-cost carrier AirAsia is set to open a new direct route from Jakarta to Phuket in Thailand starting July 2.

According to a statement, the new route will be available three times a week.

"Currently the traveling trend continues to increase especially in the youth market, hence demand to open unique routes is increasing as well," said AirAsia Indonesia president director Dendy Kurniawan.

Phuket is one of Thailand's biggest islands in the southern side and boasts various destinations, such as Phi Phi Island, Big Buddha statue in Chalong and Phuket Old Town.

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The carrier is currently offering promotional fares from Rp 583,000 (US$40.35) one way that can be booked until May 26 for a travel period between July 2 and Oct. 25.

Other direct flights served by AirAsia from Thailand to Indonesia are Jakarta-Bangkok, Medan-Bangkok and Denpasar-Bangkok. (kes)