Jet Asia Airways on Tuesday started direct flights between the northern Chinese city of Shijiazhuang and Thailand’s tourist destination of Phuket, Xinhua news agency reported. The airline operates a round trip every six days with a Boeing 767. Direct flights between Bangkok and Shijiazhuang will begin in January 2014 and between Kuala Lumpur and Shijiazhuang in April, according to the Zhengding International Airport in Shijiazhuang. More than 3.2 million journeys were made from China to Thailand in the first nine months this year, up 107.7 percent year on year, the report said.
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