Visiting Thailand for the first time (Part2)

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Getting there

Thailand currently has six international airports, in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Krabi, Phuket and Ko Samui. The vast majority of travellers fly into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Air fares to Thailand generally depend on the season with the highest being approximately mid-November to mid-February, when the weather is best (with premium rates charged for flights between mid-Dec and New Year), and in July and August to coincide with school holidays.

Flights tend to be much cheaper between August and November when the rainy season is at its peak. However, in October raining is at its end so if you want save some money and avoid the crowds – that’s pretty good time to go.

Airlines, flying to Thailand

Air China; Air India; Air New Zealand; AirAsia; ANA (All Nippon Airways) ; Asiana Airlines; Bangkok Airways; British Airways; Cathay Pacific; Cebu Pacific; China Airlines; China Southern; Emirates; Etihad Airways; EVA Air; Garuda Indonesia; Hainan Airlines; Hong Kong Airlines; Indonesia AirAsia; Japan Airlines; Jetstar; Jetstar Asia; Kenya Airways; Korean Air; Malindo Air; Philippine Airlines; Qantas;  Qatar Airways; Royal Brunei; Royal Jordanian; Scoot; Sichuan Airlines; SilkAir; Singapore Airlines; SriLankan Airlines; Thai Airways; Vietnam Airlines; Xiamen Airlines.

Having a long layover? See that as an opportunity to travel more

The airports in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Doha, Qatar; Seoul, South Korea; Singapore; Sydney, Australia; Hong Kong; and Haneda Airport in Tokyo are new or recently expanded with onsite hotels and integrated rapid transit that takes you straight to the top sightseeing spots in the city.

At Incheon International Airport in Seoul, for example, people with one, three or five hours to spend away from the airport can sign up for free city tours. The Sydney, Singapore and Dubai airports also have rapid transit connections, so travelers can be in popular tourist areas in 30min or less.

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