AirAsia Malaysia will be resuming flights between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket with four weekly services departing from the capital beginning 5 November 2021.
AirAsia Malaysia will be resuming flights between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket with four weekly services departing from the capital beginning 5 November 2021.

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With international borders now reopen for fully vaccinated travellers, many Malaysians are dreaming up their next overseas holiday or making plans to reunite with friends and family. While local carriers have resumed domestic flights, AirAsia is more than ready to fully restore both its domestic and international services. And they’re starting with flights to Phuket, Thailand.

Getting to Phuket

Following the announcement of the opening of the Phuket Sandbox to fully vaccinated visitors from any country, AirAsia Malaysia (flight code AK) will resume flights between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket on November 5, 2021, with four weekly services departing from Malaysia’s capital.

Guests can purchase tickets to Phuket from RM189 (one way) for travel between 5 November 2021 and 30 March 2022 through the AirAsia Super App’s ‘Flights’ icon from now until 31 October 2021.

Guests may book fantastic value flights and hotels through the Super App’s ‘SNAP’ symbol for travel within the same period starting at only RM549 for travel within the same period. Those who prefer to book their hotels independently should go for the ‘Hotels’ icon in the app and book SHA Plus hotels in Phuket, where they may save an extra 10% with the discount code AAHOTEL10.

Fully vaccinated Malaysians who intend to travel under the Phuket Sandbox Program must meet the Thai government’s standards and obtain a Certificate of Entry by completing an application on Thailand’s Certificate of Entry Registration System before booking their tickets.

Please read the most recent travel advisory here for additional information on AirAsia’s safety procedures and travel SOPs. Please visit here for the Phuket Sandbox SOPs and a list of SHA Plus hotels in Phuket.

Where to stay

As travel and leisure restrictions start to ease in Thailand, experience serenity and safety at one of Laguna Phuket’s world-class resorts. The premier destination spans 1,000 acres of parkland and beachfront on Phuket’s west coast, and its establishments are giving travellers even more opportunities to unwind in style and seclusion this autumn, with a series of new Safe Haven packages.

Five resorts have packages that include preferential rates and a range of inclusions, such as daily breakfast, discounts on food, beverages, spa treatments, laundry, access to a co-working space, preferential green fees at Laguna Golf Phuket, and more. So go on and get booking!

1. Angsana Laguna Phuket

This 5-star family resort offers discounted rates to customers who stay longer. Customers who book a Laguna Room, can benefit from weekly rates of THB2,000 (approximately RM249) per night or monthly rates of THB1,800 (approximately RM224) per night! This tempting deal also applies to the One-Bedroom Loft, Two-Bedroom Island Suite, Three-Bedroom Pool Villa, and even the stunning Two-Bedroom Pool Suite.

Of course, all guests at Angsana Laguna will enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and daily breakfast, as well as 25% off food and beverage, spa services, and laundry, as well as access to a co-working space and complimentary water sports!

To make a reservation, call +66 (0) 76 358 500 or email

2. Cassia Phuket

The Safe Haven package at Cassia Phuket includes free Wi-Fi and daily breakfast, 25% off food and laundry, and access to a co-working area. Guests who book a seven-night stay will receive THB200 (approximately RM25) in daily laundry credit and one delicious set dinner, while those who plan a 30-day stay will receive THB400 (approximately RM50) in daily laundry credit and two set meals!

Get amazing deals on their One-Bedroom Suite and One-Bedroom Loft Water that are both beautiful, as are the Two-Bedroom Suite and Two-Bedroom Loft Water that all offer better rates the longer you stay. With the comfort of an in-room kitchen and onsite mini-mart, visitors can kick back and relax regardless of whatever choice they choose.

To #BeCoolwithCassia, call +66 (0) 76 356 999 or email

3. Banyan Tree Phuket

Enjoy a peaceful sojourn in this gated community on Bangtao Beach to get away from the outside world. With villas at such attractive rates like the Banyan Pool Villa at THB5,900 (approximately RM734) per night for a week or (if you’re travelling as a group/family) the Serenity Three-Bedroom Pool Residence that houses six guests, at THB16,900 (approximately RM2,103) per night for a week, how can you say no?

The Banyan Tree also offers truly immersive multi-guest experiences for unforgettable vacations. Daily breakfast, 25% off food and beverage, laundry and spa services, access to a co-working area, THB300 (approximately RM37) in laundry credit each day, and high-speed Wi-Fi are all included in their rates.

To book your exclusive escape, call +66 (0) 76 372 400 or email

4. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

The Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket has created a Safe Haven package that allows guests to relax in total serenity at their Deluxe Sea View on a room-only basis at a special rate or including daily breakfast. Every stay includes a 20% discount on food and beverage, a 10% discount on laundry, free parking, gratis photocopying (10 papers per day), and twice-weekly housekeeping.

Guests who spend 14 nights or longer will receive a complimentary upgrade to a Premier Oceanfront Room with views of the turquoise Andaman Sea. Guests who book a room-only rate will receive one complimentary breakfast each week.

For more information and reservations, email

5. SAii Laguna Phuket

Travellers can pick from one-week, two-week, three-week, and month-long rates, as well as single or double occupancy options in Lagoon View and Ocean View Balcony rooms at SAii Laguna Phuket. Rates range from THB16,100 (approximately RM2,005) for a romantic seven-night stay in a Lagoon View room for one person to THB64,500 (approximately RM8,033) for two people sharing an Ocean View Balcony room. All guests will receive a complimentary daily breakfast regardless of how long they stay.

Call + 66 (0) 76 360 600 or contact to book a stay.

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