Airasia’s Kuala Lumpur-Surat Thani (KUL-URT) Flights Resumed
For those who would like to fly in from Kuala Lumpur to any of the Southern Thai provinces that sits between Hatyai and Hua Hin, here’s some great news- you no longer have to take connecting flights.
AirAsia has brought back its flight service between Kuala Lumpur and Surat Thani, which was suspended at the end of February 2018. Surat Thani serves as a gateway to interesting holiday spots such as Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Ranong and Chumphon.
A check on its website shows that there are as four flights weekly between Kuala Lumpur and Surat Thani, which are on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesday, and Friday. For some reason the fares from Surat Thani to Kuala Lumpur are slightly more pricey.
The Malaysian government has announced a new tax which will be charged to travellers flying out of Malaysia. The departure tax or levy for outbound air travellers, which was proposed in Budget 2019, will come into effect starting September 1, 2019.
Any traveller flying out of Malaysia to any of the ASEAN countries including Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos, will have to pay RM8 for the economy class and RM50 for other classes.
I’m Ken, a passionate traveller from Sarawak on the exotic island of Borneo. Currently a teacher in a rural town in Southern Thailand, from time to time I share on this blog my experiences teaching the kids and living a laid-back lifestyle here. With its focus on all things Thailand, mrdefinite.net also features a handful of stories about my travel adventures in other Asian countries.