So you are thinking of holidays in Thailand and you are low on budget. Here are some tips on how you can get the best value for your money to fly to Thailand. There are many international airports in Thailand currently. These international airports are situated at Bangkok, Hat Yai, Krabi, Phuket and Koh Samui.
However, for the majority of tourists, they will fly into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport. The cost of flight tickets to Thailand usually will depends on the season. The peak seasons and usually are in middle of November to middle of February. This is because the weather is at its best. Do note that there will be premium rates being charged for flights between middle of December and New Year due to the celebrations.
The other periods that is very popular in July and August which is due to the school holidays. Usually, for these peak seasons, is very difficult to get a ticket to Thailand. You will probably need to book several months ahead in order to get lower-priced airfares to Thailand during these peak periods. So do avoid these peak periods if you want cheaper airfares.
The cheapest way to Thailand regional airports would be to buy a flight ticket to Bangkok and then transit via a domestic flight. There are many domestic airlines serving the many parts of Thailand.
If are thinking of going to Phuket, you have the additional option of flying nonstop from Sydney via JetStar if you are from Australia. There are also direct flights from other international airports from:
Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia Singapore – Singapore Airlines and Silk Air Seoul – Korean Air Hong Kong – Cathay Pacific and Dragonair Penang – Firefly
If you’re thinking of going to Koh Samui, you may also take direct flights from:
Singapore and Hong Kong – Bangkok Airways Kuala Lumpur – Berjaya Airlines and Firefly Penang – Firefly
If you’re thinking of going to Krabi, you may also take direct flights from:
Kuala Lumpur – Firefly Oslo and Munich – Krabi Airline
However, if you’re from the United Kingdom, the easiest and the most comfortable way of reaching Thailand is to fly nonstop from London to Bangkok with the Qantas Airways, the British Airways, the Thai Airways and the Eva Airways. The total journey time to Bangkok will be about 11 1/2 hours.
The Airlines stated above would usually keep their prices reasonable due to the competition from the other airlines. It will cost you about 500 pounds including tax in the low seasons. During the peak seasons, it will cost you about 730 pounds including tax.
Depending on the number of stopovers, the journey could take 2 to 12 hours longer if necessary. There are no known nonstop flights from regional airports from Britain and Ireland.
Beside these options, if it is more convenient for you, you may fly to other international airports for connecting flights to Bangkok such as:
Frankfurt – Lufthansa Zurich – Swissair Abu Dhabi – Etihad Dubai – Emirates