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- July,2022(part4) -
20 Jul, 2022
Thai AirAsia X, Bangkok-Japan route promotion now being held
Low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia X is offering a special price sale for Bangkok-Japan routes.

● Target routes:
Tokyo (Narita) -Bangkok Line
Osaka (Kansai) -Bangkok Line
Sapporo (New Chitose) -Bangkok Line
● Eligible boarding period:
From now until March 25, 2023
● Sales period:
From now until July 24th, 2022

According to AirAsia, the Narita-Bangkok route operates four flights a week from August 1st to September 30th. From October 1st, the number of flights will be increased to daily flights.

Please check the official AirAsia website for details and reservations.
19 Jul, 2022
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand permits provision of food and beverages on Thai domestic flights
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has banned food and beverages on domestic flights since December 2020, but on July 23, 2022, CAAT allowed airlines to provide food and beverages on domestic flights.

When serving food and beverages, food is served in pre-packaged containers and beverages are served in bottles. In addition, flight attendants need to wash their hands regularly and with disinfectants, especially before and after meals.

In Thailand, the Omicron strain variants BA.4 and BA.5 now account for most of the total infection. It is said that the infectivity of BA.4 and BA.5 is increasing, but since May 2022, the number of infected people in Thailand has been flat and there are no signs that the number of infected people is increasing.

CAAT makes no statement about the link between allowing domestic in-flight meals to be served and the current status of infected populations. However, restrictions on entry were lifted in June and July, and the number of foreign tourists increased dramatically. The obligation to wear a mask has also been lifted in Thailand. Given that the number of infected people has not increased even in this situation, that is the reasons that in-flight meals have been permitted.

For Thai Airways International or Bangkok Air, the ticket price includes light meals and beverages. On the other hand, low-cost carriers such as Nok Air, Thai AirAsia and Lion Air have a large source of income from selling food and beverages on board, so It is expected to contribute to improving the profits of airlines by selling in-flight meals.
18 Jul, 2022
July Phangan Island Full Moon Party, 20,000 Participants
A monthly full moon party on Koh Phangan in Surat thani Province. July 2022 was held on Friday the 15th, with 20,000 people attending the party.

Of the 20,000 participants in the July Full Moon Party, 98% were foreigners, most of whom were foreign tourists from Europe. Some tourists from Saudi Arabia, where Thailand is recently focusing on attracting tourists, have been seen here and there.

The place where the full moon party is held on Koh Phangan is Haad Rin Beach in tambon Ban Tai. The hotel along this beach is always full early at the full moon party, and the hotel became also full quickly at the full moon party in July. The next full moon party will be held on August 12th. It is expected that many people will participate in August and after. The full moon party on Koh Phangan is a really fun party, so if you would like to attend the party, it is recommended that you book your hotel as soon as possible.

17 Jul, 2022
Bad weather in Thailand, forecast to improve by Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Due to the strong monsoon to the southwest of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand and the monsoon trough extending from the north to the northeastern cyclone, the northern, northeastern, central plain, eastern and southern provinces of Thailand were hit by heavy rain from July 13th to July 15th, 2022. On Thursday, July 15th, the waves were a few meters high, so small boats in the Gulf and the Andaman Sea had to rise from the sea and berth on land.

According to the Thai Meteorological Department, the trough is moving north toward Myanmar, northern Laos and northern Vietnam, weakening the monsoon over Thailand, and bad weather in Thailand began to improve after July 16th. They expect that the weather will improve by July 20th Wednesday, 2022.
16 Jul, 2022
Bangkok Bank, ATM, mobile banking, etc. will be unavailable on the 17th midnight
The Bangkok Bank of Thailand (BBL) has announced that ATMs, mobile banking and other services will be unavailable during the system maintenance from midnight to the next early morning of July 17th-18th.

The services that will be unavailable are as follows

● 1:00 am to 7:00 am
・ Bangkok Bank Mobile Banking

● From 2:30 am to 6:00 am
・ Bualuang iBanking
・ BIZ iBanking
・ Banking Agent
・ Bualuang ATMs, CDMs and CDM / ATMs
・ Bualuang Phone
・ SMS services
・ Remittances, deposits and invoice payments from other banks to Bangkok Bank accounts
・ E-wallet and QR payment service
・ Bangkok Bank Debit Card, Prepaid Card, Fleet Card and Credit Card holders will not be able to use their card for making transactions via all electronic channels of Bangkok Bank and other banks in Thailand and overseas.
・Corporate iCash (cannot be used to view statements)

At Bangkok Bank, there was a problem that you could not log in or make transactions with the mobile banking service on June 30, but it seems that it is system maintenance to solve this problem.

For more information, please call Bangkok Bank's Bualuang Phone 1333 or 0 2645 5555.

For details, please refer to the official website of Bangkok Bank.

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