Businesses in Betong offer to ensure seats on flights if Nok Air drops price

Under wraps in Betong are attempting to strike a take care of Nok Air to be able to get commercial flights working again on the southern town’s airport. According to a Bangkok Post report, businesses have supplied to ensure 60 seats on every Nok Air flight to Betong if the airline drops the cost of a round-trip ticket.
Nok Air’s round-trip fare between Bangkok and Betong is usually round 7,000 baht. The provider has agreed to reduce back this to six,000 baht, however the Betong Tourism Association is pushing for an extra discount to five,000 baht. The association’s vice-president, Narin Ruengwongsa, says the TAT will talk about the matter further today and if it manages to agree a take care of Nok Air, flights could resume on May 2. Nok Air suspended flights between Bangkok and Betong 24 hours after the service was launched, citing a scarcity of passenger interest.
In related information, the Bangkok Post reviews that deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon has dismissed issues about possible problems with the airport’s business operations. This adopted reports that the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre had requested further funds to help the Department of Airports with running the airport. Prawit chairs a panel on the event of the southern border provinces and insists Betong Airport is operational and that operations will proceed whereas the request for added funds is being thought of.
Prawit has also insisted the removing of the airport’s appearing director won’t have any influence on the facility’s operations. Duangporn Suwanmanee was additionally faraway from her position as the director of Narathiwat Airport and transferred to an inactive post at the Airports Standard Control Division. She has been replaced at Betong Airport by Kornnit Sukkarn. The DoA has issued a statement saying her removal has nothing to do with Nok Air suspending services to the airport.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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