By Afra Jin/ HelloSanya
On March 8th to celebrate the completion of Air Asia's first flight from Bangkok to Sanya, a welcoming ceremony was held at Sanya Phoenix Airport.
Airbus 320 (180 seats) was used for this route. This is the second direct international route between Sanya and Thailand to be launched this year.
In the future flights will depart from Bangkok at 23:55 (local time）and arrive in Sanya at 03:20（local time）the following day every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Return flights will take off at 04:20（local time) and arrive in Sanya at 05:30 am （local time）every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
In February, China Southern Airlines first opened direct flights from Sanya to Bangkok. This made a huge contribution to Sanya's growing tourism industry. As more routes open in the future，communication between two cities is guaranteed to be more frequent.
Air Asia is described as one of the best budget airlines. It intends to expand its international market in Sanya. One more flight plan has been announced—direct flights from Sanya to Chiang Mai. Air Asia is aiming to bring more tourists to Sanya by using its airline networks in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, also known as the City of Buddhism and the City of Angels in China.It is one of the most popular tourism cities in the world.
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