Among the welcoming committee at Hua Hin to greet AirAsia’s inaugural arrival from Kuala Lumpur on 18 May 2018 were Pairin Chuchotethavorn, Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Transport; Daroon Saengchai, Director General of the Department of Airports; Panlop Singhaseni, Governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan province; Nopporn Wuttikul, Mayor of Hua Hin; Walailak Noypayak, TAT Director for ASEAN market; Apisit Ubolkomu, Director of Hua Hin Airport and Witchunee Kuntapeng, Director of Ground Operations for Thai AirAsia, representing AirAsia.
- AirAsia began a new direct service between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Hua Hin (HHQ) in Thailand on 18 May. Flights on the 1,114-kilometre sector will operate on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Sundays, with an approximate flight time of two hours. The airport pair will be flown using A320s and there is no direct competition.“Last year, we carried about 1.3 million guests from Kuala Lumpur to Thailand, proving The Land of Smiles as one of the most popular holiday spots in our list of over 130 destinations,” said Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial, AirAsia. “Today, we couldn’t be more pleased to introduce Hua Hin to our guests and importantly, we are excited to introduce Hua Hin to its first direct international route to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We hope that this unique route will further boost the economic, cultural and social ties between Malaysia and Thailand.” Pairin Chuchotethavorn, Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Transport, indicated that the Thai government has plans to develop Hua Hin Airport by increasing its capacity to accommodate more airlines and travellers. AirAsia currently operates 165 weekly one-way flights to Thailand from Kuala Lumpur. See how Hua Hin Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.