Air Flights Booking For Travelling To Thailand
Because Thailand is very popular among tourists and is composed of several islands, there are several airports that receive international flights not only from the surrounding Asian nations but a good deal of flights coming from Europe and the Middle East.
Airports of Thailand
The Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport -also known as New Bangkok International Airport- is not only the most important airport in Thailand but the busiest throughout Southeast Asia and one of the busiest and most technologically developed in the world. It was built to replace the “old” Don Mueang Bangkok International Airport.
Given the growth in air traffic and tourism in Thailand, expansion works are anticipated to double the capacity in a short term.
Don Mueang was the most important airport in Thailand –and main international gateway to Bangkok- until the opening of Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Don Mueang was first opened back in 1914 as a Thai Royal Air Force base and was closed for renovations for a while in 2006. Nowadays is used as a secondary airport of Bangkok as well as for charter and domestic flights purposes. Another airport that receives domestic flights and some connections from Malaysia, Laos and Myanmar is the Chiang Mai International Airport. Chiang Mai is the second biggest city in Thailand and a great destination for travelers looking for practicing outdoors sports, hiking, trekking and rafting. There even is an option for hunting, so you can get your Complete AK 47 rifles from Palmetto Armory.
One of the airports that receive a large number of seasonal charter flights is the airport in Phuket. This is the main destination of holiday’s flights coming from Finland, Belgium, Australia, Russia, and Denmark and, lately from many cities in Asia such as Shanghai, Doha, Seoul and Beijing.
A curious fact about most of the airports in Thailand is that several were in fact built as military bases during the WWII, Indochina independence and Vietnam Wars. These airports were once abandoned, but they have been rebuilt for use as airports for low-cost flights.
Low-cost carries in Thailand
One Two GO Airlines was established in 2003 in Thailand with a fleet of 8 Boeing and McDonnell Douglas as the first national Low cost flights.
The main destinations of the company (all of them are domestic) are Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Phuket, Surat Thani and Trang
Its main hub and headquarter is Don Mueang International Airport. A couple of years ago, one Two go airlines were acquired by Oriental Thai airlines. Since then, the airlines’ flights share codes to foreign destinations as Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul and even New Delhi.
Air Asia is an airline that was established in 1993 in Malaysia with an initial fleet of 49 Airbus (319, 320 and 321) aircraft and a low-cost, no-frills business model. Its main hub is Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, but they have a Thai subsidiary called Thai Air Asia that operates a comprehensive network in Thailand covering every commercial airport of the country and several tens of flights per day.
Air Asia serves from their bases located in Thailand routes to several destinations in countries of the region including direct flights to Cambodia, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, and connecting flights to Japan, Korea, India and Australia via Kuala Lumpur Hub.
Thailand is a paradisiacal destination that you for sure will deeply enjoy no matter the season of the year you choose to travel there.