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Domestic Airlines Increasing Flights, Adding Routes

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As Thailand comes to the end of its coronavirus lockdown, domestic airlines are ramping up service.

Both Thai Lion Air and Thai Vietjet have gradually increased frequencies and reopened routes.

Tawee Gasisam-ang, director-general of Department of Airports, said passenger counts have grown since Phase 4 of the economic reopening began and barriers to interprovincial travel were lifted.

Thai Lion Air has recently increased flight frequencies to Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Ubon Ratchathani and opened new routes from Don Mueang Airport to Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Krabi and Phitsanulok.

Thai Vietjet will launch new routes from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Udon Thani and Chiang Rai to Udon Thani on July 1.

The budget carrier is scheduled to open new routes to Nakhon Si Thammarat in August, to Ubon Rathathani in October and to Surat Thani in November.

Disease-surveillance measures have been put in place at all airports.

The strict measures against the spread of the Covid-19 are implemented at all airports. Staffers conduct temperature screenings on passengers and disinfect passengers’ luggage upon arrival, as well as enforce social-distancing rules.

Frequently touched objects and surfaces are cleaned and disinfected every hour, he added.