Air China to start Andaman Sea flights

17 Oct 2011

Air China has announced that it will commence a Beijing to Phuket service on 18 November. The schedule will see the Chinese national flag carrier run four round trips a week between the two locations.

The service will allow Chinese visitors to enjoy the delights of Phuket’s vibrant nightlife and see the wonderful limestone karsts that dot the coast of Krabi. The flights also provide long-stay tourists in Krabi and Phuket with an alternate venue for obtaining a new visa to re-enter Thailand and maybe visit the Great Wall of China as well.

Air China will use Boeing 757 mid-size airliners to service the route. The carrier has been a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest air carrier grouping which also includes Thai Airways, since 2007. Those who have joined Thai’s Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program can use air miles garnered on the trip to Beijing on its domestic and international flights.

Beijing is the capital city of China and its main international airport is the hub of Air China’s operations. The carrier has a fleet of 280 aircraft and flies to almost 90 domestic Chinese destinations as well as 47 international cities.  

Air China also said that it would increase its flight operations between Bangkok and Beijing from one round trip daily to two. The new timetable for this route comes into effect on 30 October.

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