BANGKOK AIRWAYS is offering a special return airfare priced at 4,300 baht nett (US$144) on the Bangkok-Koh Samui route to help restore confidence on the island, as news of recent rainstorms have continued to affect bookings.
The fare will be effective from May 12 to July 31, with the promotion available for 250 seats per day per sector. The airline will launch the promotion at its Ultimate Destination fair to be held at Siam Paragon in Bangkok from May 12 to 20.
The airline’s corporate communications vice-president, Nandhika Varavarn, said the fare would be available to all markets, as well as to agents and hotels that want to offer attractive packages to entice bookings.
“More special airfares will be launched in the coming months,” Varavarn said.
Hotels in Koh Samui have been running at 30-35 per cent occupancy after the rainstorms and floods hit the island from March 26 to 29, according to the island’s travel trade interviewed by TTG Asia e-Daily, during the Samui Big Cleaning Day on April 24.
According to the trade, hotels normally run at 80-85 per cent occupancy in March and April.
- Read more in TTG Asia, April 29