Are you an Aussie dreaming about a Thailand diving holiday? Well here is some great news for you! Australian Low Cost Carrier (LCC) Strategic Airlines launched its rebranding as Air Australia recently. To mark the occasion Air Australia have emphasized a commitment to affordable air travel and are offering special rates to Phuket from as little as AUS$ 329!
Founded in 2009, Strategic Airlines has now replaced its red, white and blue brand, former name and full service business model with the Australian-owned LCC. Gradually its website, uniforms, in-flight products and airport facilities will be changed too. The airline will continue to serve existing routes flown by Strategic Airlines out of its bases in Melbourne and Brisbane, and it will take over the international leisure route to and from Phuket. Currently the LCC operates two weekly flights each from Brisbane and Melbourne to Phuket.
CEO Michael James said, “Simplicity, value, operational integrity, genuine fares and service are our promise and all that we believe many Australian travellers want in order to get safely and enjoyably from A to B. Air Australia will avoid the massive product complexity of larger airlines as we do not want to be strapped down to charging our passengers ever higher fares to cover ever escalating costs.”
“Many of our staff and advisers have extensive airline backgrounds and we have seen it all before. We understand the challenges of the industry and we understand the market. We also believe that there is mounting nostalgia in the consumer market and in the industry for an airline which offers genuine value and makes it readily possible for families and Australians of all ages to have the chance to fly,” he added.
So if you’re thinking of treating yourself to that longed-for diving holiday in Thailand then take advantage of LCC’s great value Phuket flights from Melbourne and Brisbane. You could soon find yourself finning along with leopard sharks on a Phuket diving day trip or enjoying the amazing scenery both above and beneath the waves on a Similan Islands liveaboard cruise.