Indian low cost carrier (LCC) Go Air, which started flying international from 11th October has upped the frequency of its flights to Phuket to Daily from three destinations in India – Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.
The airline started twice a week to Phuket from Delhi and thrice a week from Mumbai and was soon joined with flights from Bengaluru becoming operational from 9th December. Starting last week, the airline started operating Daily frequency and now operates 21 flights a week to Phuket, which is the highest for any carrier between India and Phuket. IndiGo which launched flights from Delhi, after Go Air did, has also launched flights from Bengaluru.
G821 BOM0125 – 0725HKT D
G822 HKT0830 – 1225BOM D
G831 DEL0110 – 0725HKT D
G832 HKT0830 – 1155DEL D
G841 BLR0430 – 0930HKT x2
G841 BLR0700 – 1200HKT 2
G842 HKT1115 – 1305BLR x2
G842 HKT1345 – 1600BLR 2
Phuket is the third busiest airport in Thailand and the island is popular amongst tourists from India. Thailand offers visa on arrival for Indians. GoAir has plans of offering services to Phuket from more Indian cities and the liberal bilateral between points in India and Phuket would allow both Go Air and IndiGo to add flights.
The passenger is the beneficiary in the competition with flights to Phuket being available much cheaper than those to Bangkok for future bookings.