Positive signs for Hua Hin: Air Asia flights and film crew in town in October

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The government measures to promote the reopening of Hua Hin and Cha-Am were starting to bear fruit, according to local businessman Udorn Olsson

Elsewhere the government was slammed for flip flopping but Udorn, who is a key figure involved in the redevelopment of Hua Hin Airport, was more buoyant.

He pointed to a request made by Air Asia to operate flights to and from Hua Hin and Chiang Mai for foreign tousists in the period October 15th to 29th.

FD 7900 would leave Chiang Mai at 8.45 am and arrive in Hua Hin at 10.05 on Fridays and Sundays.

The return trip, FD 7901, on the same days would leave the Hua Hin at 10.35 and reach Chiang Mai at 11.55 am.

Udorn said there had also been interest from Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia about operating direct flights into Hua Hin.

Meanwhile, Dr Suriya Khuharat of the Prachuap Khiri Khan health authority said that a foreign film crew comprising 300 staff has requested to film at Hua Hin airport in October.

This plan will be taken to the CCSA for approval.