Thai AirAsia will launch two new routes connecting Krabi to Singapore and Chiang Mai to boost tourism for the upcoming peak season.

The new route Krabi-Singapore will start 25 November, while Krabi-Chiang Mai will start 15 December.

The airline’s CEO, Tassapon Bijleveld, said AirAsia is forging ahead with the new routes to build connectivity in Thailand and neighbouring destinations.

“Krabi is a popular destination for both Thai and foreign tourists… we believe that connecting Krabi to a variety of other destinations will provide travellers with more travel options.”

In addition, flights between Bangkok and Krabi will increase to eight daily starting 25 November this year to spur tourism to the southern destination.

“While Bangkok-Krabi flights increase, it still does not match demand,” he said.

The additions ensure Thai AirAsia has the highest daily frequency to Krabi. One of the eight flights will serve Chiang Mai and another Singapore, while two services will be extend to Kuala Lumpur. Travellers can also connect to over 85 other destinations on AirAsia.

To celebrate the new routes, the airline offers discounts for bookings made by 27 October. Fares start at Bt690, inclusive of airport tax and fees for travel from Krabi to Chiang Mai 15 December to 5 August 2014.

A Bt990 fare is on offer from Krabi to Singapore 25 November to 5 August next year.