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.
With effect from June 18 midnight, the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Bukit Kayu Hitam and Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Sadao have extended their operations to 24 hours.
However, the 24-hour operations are for a three-month trial period and involves only cargo, as well as trucks and heavy vehicles carrying goods. For more information, read here.
We have yet to see if the operations will last in the long run, or whether or not Malaysian tourists who drive into Thailand will be able to benefit from the 24-hour operations.
Currently, tourists will be able to drive into Thailand via the Bukit Kayu Hitam-Sadao border between 6am and 12am Malaysian time (18 hours daily).
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.