Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) is the designated national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand. Founded in 1960, THAI operates from its main hub at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the airline flies to over 70 destinations in more than 30 countries spanning four continents, including Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. The key to THAI’s success is its major award-winning in-flight and on-ground service, convenient schedules, and on-time performance. All Thai Airways flights are operated in accordance with the security, and health standard protocols and guidelines issued by Thailand’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the Ministry of Public Health, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). Furthermore, Thai Airways is also the first Thai carrier to achieve the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA Plus+) standard. For TBEX Asia 2022, THAI will support this journey by offering special discounts to passengers (a Promo code will be provided soon).
– Qatar Airways: https://www.qatarairways.com/en-us/homepage.html
– Emirates: https://www.emirates.com/th/english/
– Singapore Airline: https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/th/home#/book/bookflight
– Malaysia Airlines: https://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en.html
Bangkok (transit with domestic flights to Phuket)
– Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
Suvarnabhumi is the Thailand’s biggest airport and is one of the coolest transport hubs in the world. The facilities are excellent and there are daily flights to every continent. It’s the international arrival point in Thailand and a major transfer hub for Southeast Asia. Transport to and from the airport is quick and easy and the main arrivals and departure halls are welcomingly bright and airy.
The airport is considered to be one of the world’s oldest international airports and Asia’s oldest operating airport located in Bangkok. Commercial flights began in 1924, making it one of the world’s oldest commercial airports.
Phuket International Airport (HKT) is the 2nd busiest airport in Thailand with many international and domestic flights or airlines operated daily to the airport. Millions of passengers each year visit Phuket to enjoy a wide range of tourist services, natural beauty of the world famous, Phuket beaches and fascinating tourist attractions. Phuket International Airport welcomes a large number of passengers from all over the world, and plays an important role in promoting travel and tourism in the southern region as well as throughout the kingdom. It houses two terminals: Terminal 1 for international flights, and Terminal 2 handling domestic destinations from many airports all over the country. You can take domestic flight around 1 hour and 30 minutes from BKK or DMK to Phuket International Airport, and It’s took around 30-45 minutes from the airport to Angsana Laguna Phuket, the venue of TBEX Asia 2022.
Taxi is a choice to travel within Phuket. Most taxi drivers speak Thai and a little bit of English. Using Grab application for booking taxi to pick you up where you are and take you to your destination would be more convenient.
Most of car rental providers offer pick-up and return services at Phuket International Airport.
– AVIS: https://www.avisthailand.com/EN/frm_bestrate.php / +66 2 251 1131, +66 89 969 8674
– Europcar: https://www.europcar.com/en/stations/thailand/phuket-international-airport / +66 81 904 6521
– Chic Car Rent: https://www.chiccarrent.com/ / +66 92 274 0101
– Budget: https://budget.co.th/Reservation / +66 76 327 744, +66 76 328 613
– ThaiRentacar: https://thairentacar.com/ / +66 76 351 718
– Hertz: https://www.hertzthailand.com/ / +66 22 664 666
– Drive Car Rental: https://www.drivecarrental.com/locations/phuket-airport/ / +66 84 700 4387, +66 84 700 4389
Well-known transportation in Thailand, Tuk Tuk can be found throughout the country but Tuk Tuk in Phuket is different from Bangkok as it is four wheeled and can take passengers up to six people with price between 40-100 THB for a short distance.
Song Thaew or Pho-Thong are used both within towns and cities and for longer routes between towns and villages. Those within towns usually travel fixed routes for a set fare, but in some cases they are used as shared taxis for passengers traveling in roughly the same direction. Minibus or Song Thaew in Phuket has specific colors which are blue and yellow. Routing of this minibus is from Phuket town to all around the island starting from 6AM – 7PM and if you would like to stop at your destination is just ringing the bell near your seat.
Phang-nga – 2 hours
Krabi – 3 hours
Surat Thani – 4 hours
Nakhon Si Thammarat – 5 hours