Thai Air Asia has suspended flights from Hua Hin airport due to the new wave of COVID-19 infections in Thailand.
On Sunday, the airline announced that flights will be suspended from 15th – 31st January 2021.
The flights connecting Hua Hin with Udon Thani and Chiang Mai were launched in August 2020, with the airline stating the routes would initially be operational until at least 26th March 2021.
However, Sunday’s announcement is likely to add some uncertainty regarding whether the flights will fully resume at all. As recently as last week, it was not possible to book flights beyond 26th March 2021.
The temporary suspension of the flights will come as a blow to Hua Hin’s tourism industry, which like many places, has been left decimated by COVID-19 restrictions.
It is also a further blow for Hua Hin airport which after 15th January will not be operating commercial flights, with its only international flight to Kuala Lumpur unable to resume after Thailand placed restrictions on inbound tourism during the first wave of COVID-19 infections in 2020.