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BANGKOK 14 December 2018 21:15
Jonathan Fairfield

International flights begin at Hua Hin airport

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International flights begin at Hua Hin airport

 

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The first commercial international flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hua Hin arrived on Friday.

 

The maiden flight landed at the seaside resort as scheduled at 11am, with 150 passengers on board.

 

Deputy Transport Minister Pairin Chuchotethavorn who oversaw the welcoming ceremony said the flights would increase the amount of tourists visiting Hua Hin and be a big boost for the local economy.

 

Currently the airport can accommodate around 300 passengers per hour but plans are already afoot to expand the airport and improve facilities to handle more passengers in the future.

 

Air Asia will now offer return flights four times per week.

 

Flights will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing Kuala Lumpur at 10am local time, arriving in Hua Hin at 11am.

 

From Hua Hin flights depart at 11:30am local time arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 2:35pm.

 

In addition to the Hua Hin - Kuala Lumpur route, earlier this month Thaivisa learned that Air Asia is looking into the possibility of launching a Hua Hin - Chiang Mai route.

 

 
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Great news!

 

They have time to grab lunch before catching the ferry to Pattaya for dinner.

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Hope they expand into more Thailand locations as well as other neighbouring countries.

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How many white tourists start their journey from KL?

I know getting to KL from Oz is a right clart on. Booking with AA is a pain as well. Plus their reputation isnt the best.

Stick with thai airways

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Cha Am must feel like the less successful sibling to big brother Hua Hin.   Doesn't get much of a mention (which may actually be a good thing for the quiet gentle folk who choose to call it home.)

 

Interesting to note that the the Petchaburi - Prachuab Khiri Khan provincial border runs smack through the Hua Hin Airport.

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Flights will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing Kuala Lumpur at 10am local time, arriving in Hua Hin at 11am.

 

From Hua Hin flights depart at 11:30am local time arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 2:35pm.

 

To those in the know ,  from the time of arrival to the time of departure is only 30 minutes , a quick turn around . Is that enough time to carry out all the aircraft mechanical and safety checks ? 

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3 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

The maiden flight landed at the seaside resort as scheduled at 11am, with 150 passengers on board.

It was actually 40 mins late taking off from KL and 17 mins late arriving!  The return journey was also delayed.

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1 hour ago, superal said:

Flights will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing Kuala Lumpur at 10am local time, arriving in Hua Hin at 11am.

 

From Hua Hin flights depart at 11:30am local time arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 2:35pm.

 

To those in the know ,  from the time of arrival to the time of departure is only 30 minutes , a quick turn around . Is that enough time to carry out all the aircraft mechanical and safety checks ? 

 No check necessary its just a turn around flight. Most of Air Asia and the low budget carriers operate like this. Come in take on passengers and go.. 

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The Chiang Mai to HH sounds like a great idea.  Get the Chinese to HH they will love it..

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That will be handy. A quick flight to KL at 11.30, a couple of days R&R there, then hop on a plane to Australia. 

Look forward to trying it out. 

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Actually a KUL (10:00) -> HHQ (11:05) -> KUL route.

Not perfect for a one day border run :biggrin:

But an open jaw HHQ -> KUL -> DMK possible.

 

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3 hours ago, GLewis said:

No check necessary its just a turn around flight. Most of Air Asia and the low budget carriers operate like this. Come in take on passengers and go.. 

Only very basic walk around visual inspection at best.

Check of tires, fan blades, visual damages, leaks etc.

I once fell victim to an oil leak of a plane that came from Bangkok and should turn around shortly.

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5 hours ago, Expatthailover said:

I know getting to KL from Oz is a right clart on

"Clart on"? Like arduous?

 

But why?

Don't want to fly Malaysian Air or AsiaX?

Both fly Perth, Sydney, Melbourne nonstop.

5:30 hours to Perth.

Malaysia also serves Auckland.

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If this bunch of hottie Air Asia flight attendants are on board, I'll take that plane every week !!

 

 

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how long will it last for??

Flights to Singapore from U'tapao are no longer!!!!

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