Hua Hin to Singapore flights could be operational by year end

A Jetstar plane taking off from Phuket Airport. Photo supplied.

Flights connecting Hua Hin and Singapore could be operational before the end of this year, Hua Hin Today understands.

Jetstar Asia are in discussions to operate the service between Hua Hin and Changi Airport in Singapore.

A source familiar with the matter said the service could be operational by October 2021 but that would be dependent on the re-opening of borders in both Thailand and Singapore and the removal of quarantine requirements in both countries.

However, it is more likely that the flights would be running by the end of the year and initially would be charter flights for the first six months after launch, Hua Hin Today understands.

Details on the proposed route are set to be finalised at a meeting due to be held in early September between key stakeholders, including representatives from the Hua Hin Recharge project.

In April, exciting plans were announced to increase the number of international flights to and from Hua Hin Airport.

The plans for the airport, dubbed the Phoenix-Plan, are part of a collaboration between Hong Kong based Phoenix Group and Phoenix Aviation International Limited.

At the time, Provincial Governor Dr Pullop Singhaseni called the plans “the single most important initiative for Hua Hin International Airport since its inception more than 30 years ago.”

The plans aim for airport to service destinations within a 6 or 7 hour radius of Hua Hin, such as India, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, as well as the Middle East.

The initial target is for Hua Hin Airport to operate two international flights per day in 2022 and 5 international flights per day by 2025.

By 2025, the goal is to have one million passengers arriving at Hua Hin Airport annually.

Pre-pandemic, Jetstar Asia was operating flights between Singapore, Bangkok and Phuket.