Wuhan has become Thai AirAsia’s third international route from Phuket after Hong Kong and Singapore. The daily service will face competition from China Southern Airlines.
- Thai AirAsia has grown its network from Phuket (HKT) with the introduction on 1 February of daily A320 flights to Wuhan (WUH) in China. The 3,013-kilometre route will face competition from China Southern Airlines who already serve the market with nine weekly flights. Flights to Wuhan arrive at the Chinese airport at 23:00, but rather than night-stopping the aircraft returns straight to Phuket, departing Wuhan at 23:45 and arriving back in Thailand at 03:15 the following morning. Another AirAsia Group airline, AirAsia, began flights to Wuhan from Kota Kinabalu on 22 January.