U-Tapao International Airport, located near Pattaya, is making an effort to attract direct flights from India, eyeing the vast potential of the Indian tourism market.
In a meeting held on Friday, December 15th, Admiral Ekasittichai Tangjai, Director of U-Tapao airport, met with Ms. Natsuda Mettaprasert, Deputy Consul General to India, and Mr. Navaid Desai, General Manager of Customer Relations at INDIGO Airlines.
The meeting, held at U-Tapao airport, focused on exploring collaboration opportunities between the airline and the airport. Admiral Ekasittichai extended a warm invitation to the delegates, aiming to foster confidence among Indian tourists about the ease and convenience of flying directly to U-Tapao airport.
Ms. Thithiphan Pettrakul, Deputy Mayor of Pattaya, and Ms. Urai Mukpradabthong, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Pattaya Office, also joined the meeting. They provided valuable insights into the Indian tourism market and the specific needs and preferences of Indian travelers.
This meeting marks a significant step in U-Tapao airport’s efforts to attract direct flights from India. With the airport’s proximity to Pattaya, a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, nightlife, and cultural attractions, U-Tapao airport has the potential to become a major gateway for Indian tourists visiting Thailand, according to Admiral Ekasittichai.
The success of this initiative could benefit not only the U-Tapao airport and the airlines involved but also the tourism industry in Pattaya and Thailand as a whole. By catering to the specific needs of the Indian market, Thailand can further strengthen its position as a top tourist destination for Indian travelers, Admiral Ekasittichai said.