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Hua Hin to Pattaya ferry officially ends

The Hua Hin to Pattaya ferry service has officially ceased operating, it has been announced.

The service, which had been operated by Royal Passenger Liner Co., Ltd was suspended in March 2020 following a lack of passengers due to COVID-19.

However, Pattaya’s Mayor on Tuesday (Aug 10) confirmed the service has now officially ended.

Mayor Sonthaya Khunploem told Thai language news site Manager that officials from Royal Passenger Liner Co., Ltd have submitted a formal request to cancel the contract that allowed the company to operate route between Hua Hin and Pattaya.

The agreement to cancel the contract will be granted once the company carries out renovations on the port in Bali Hai to return it to a normal dock.

Royal Passenger Liner Co., Ltd launched the service in 2017, operating two catamaran ferries capable of carrying 150 passengers each. The service operated from the pier in Khao Takiab, Hua Hin to Bali Hai in Pattaya, taking around one and a half hours per trip.