Bangkok Airways is offering a special return airfare priced at 4,300 baht net (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.
M.L. Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President – Corporate Communications at Bangkok Airways said, “Samui is back in business and is ready to welcome tourists back for the summer. And to encourage the travelers, Bangkok Airways will launch a special all inclusive return fare Bangkok – Samui – Bangkok of BHT4,300 which will be launched on 12th May 2011 and will be available until 20th May 2011. Passengers will be able to purchase this deal via www.bangkokair.com.” This special promotion will be valid for all travel until 30 July 2011.
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 percent 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 percent occupancy in March and April.