Bangkok Airways have announced the launch of a new flight service from Phuket to Koh Samui and Trat.
The service, which will start on the 2nd of December, is intended to serve visitors travelling to the resort island of Koh Chang and Cambodia directly from Phuket.
Trat, an eastern province of Thailand, is popular with visitors due to its quiet beaches and close proximity to Cambodia.
Previously visitors who wished to visit the various beach destinations in Trat were unable to do so without passing through Bangkok.
“We believe connecting Thailand's popular seaside destinations through Samui will benefit tourists and stimulate tourism flow across the country” said Nandhika Varavarn, Bangkok Airways, Vice President.
Round trips flights will operate four times weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Outbound flights depart Phuket at 12:55 and arrive in Trat at 15:40.
Inbound flights depart Trat at 16:15 and arrive in Phuket at 19:10.