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    Flights from: Bangkok | Suvarnabhumi Airport + Don Muaeng Airport
    Domestic Flights to: Buri Ram
    Chiang Mai
    Chiang Rai
    Hat Yai
    Hua HIn
    Mae Sot
    Nakhon Phanom
    Nakhon Si Thuammarat
    Roi Et
    Surat Thani
    Udon Thani
    International Flights to: Bangladesh
    Cambodia - Siem Reap | Phnom Penh
    China - Guangzhou | Chengdu | Hangzhou | Guiin....
    Indonesia - Bali | Jakarta | Yogyakarta | Surabaya
    India - Goa | Delhi | Bangalore | Jaipur | Hyderabath ....
    Laos - Vientiane
    Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur | Penang | Kota Bhatu ....
    Philippines - Clark
    Sri Lanka
    UK - London
    Vietnam - Hanoi | Ho Chi Minh
    Service Class: Economy
    Business Class
    Premium Flat Bed
    Aircraft: A320
    Frequent Flyer Program: Air Asia Big Loyalty Club
    Skytrax Rating: 3-Star Airline
    Skytrax Reviews: Airline Reviews
    Seatguru Planes | Seat Maps: Airline Reviews
    Website: Thai Air Asia
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    Air Asia Flight Destinations

    Thai Air Asia is a low-cost airline based in Malaysia. It is Malaysia’s largest airline, with over 165 destinations in 25 countries. It was founded back in December 1993. AirAsia is not only one of the most affordable ways to travel around Thailand, but it is also a fantastic airline. It may be the most popular and is used by a large number of people throughout the country. It is both inexpensive and convenient. It flies all around the country, as well as to a few other countries. You have various alternatives with the airline, from early morning to late at night. The airline also gives you some options and customisation, but it does come with a price. Pun intended. If you wish to have an in-flight meal or a specific seat, then you have to pay extra. Also, there is a choice if you want to go for Premium Flex, but that will be a step up from the standard fare. Each person is allowed 7kg of cabin baggage allowance while the checked one is at 20kg. If your luggage is heavier than the standard 20kg then you have to pay extra between 100-200 baht. The airline arrives and departs at Don Mueang International Airport.

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    • #3
      Mass lay-offs at Thai AirAsia

      Thailand may have re-opened to international travellers, but the aviation sector continues to struggle as a result of the pandemic. Today, the Bangkok Post reports that Thai AirAsia has announced mass redundancies and extended furlough arrangements for many of its staff. Asia Aviation, the largest shareholder in TAA, says the outlook for the aviation sector remains unstable and the company has had no choice but to reduce both its workforce and its fleet. Executive chairman Tassapon Bijleveld says the fact that re-opening policies differ from country to country means revenue on international routes is limited.

      “It’s hurtful to take such a decision, but it’s based on reality which we cannot answer as to when the situation will improve. We have to wait until revenue from international routes comes back and that will depend on the entry regulations of Thailand and overseas destinations.”
      According to the Bangkok Post report, Tassapon predicts a full recovery for the domestic market by the middle of next year, adding that international flights could see a gradual return to 20 – 30% of 2019 levels. He believes the best-case scenario is that by the end of 2022, TAA will have resumed half the number of scheduled international flights it had pre-pandemic.

      In April 2020, TAA joined 6 other airlines in petitioning the government for soft loans, to help secure the jobs of over 20,000 workers affected by the first Covid-19 lockdown. They didn’t get a response until the third quarter of 2021 and a number of them, including TAA, have not received any assistance from the government.

      TAA is expected to agree the number of redundancies this week and will make a further announcement to employees next week. The airline is also introducing an early retirement scheme for employees who wish to leave voluntarily.


      • #4
        Thai AirAsia wins on-time award

        Thai AirAsia has been recognised for punctuality, becoming the only Thai airline to be recognised among the Top Three “Most On-Time Low-Cost Carriers.” Cirium, a leading aviation and travel data analyst, gave the airline an on-time performance average of 97.47%.

        AirAsia Thailand CEO Santisuk Klongchaiya pointed out that in Cirium’s evaluation, even amid obstacles brought about by the Covid-19 situation, which included a temporary suspension of flights due to government policies and a scale-back of services, AirAsia continued to maintain high standards, especially in terms of safety, hygiene and on-time performance.


        • #5
          AirAsia launched a “super-app” to compete with the likes of Grab

          The popular low-cost Malaysian airline, AirAsia, debuted its “super app” for ride-hailing in Thailand today, which provides a variety of services ranging from car rides similar to Grab, and Bolt, to flight reservations and food ordering, in an already booming industry.

          There are currently 3,000 registered drivers in the Bangkok metropolis, with ambitions to recruit more as tourism slowly picks up.

          AirAsia is tackling the Bangkok market first before expanding its wings into tourist hotspots like Chiang Mai and Phuket, with the aim of gaining more attention from international visitors. AirAsia Super App: Fly & Ride application is now available for download on your phone.

          Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Nathan Naidu says it won’t be an easy task for AirAsia to penetrate the ride-hailing market.

          “It will need to burn a lot of cash to recruit drivers. Having said that, my experience with other markets in the region tells me that Southeast Asians are not yet loyal to their platforms, meaning they can be persuaded to switch with incentives such as coupons and promotions.”


          • #6
            The aircraft sporting the new design will operate on both domestic Thailand and international routes.

            The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thai AirAsia have unveiled an aircraft decorated in a bold and colourful “Amazing New Chapters” design with the airline offering promotional fares carrying discounts of up to 30 per cent across its domestic network, including regional connections in celebration. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said

            “The decorative design of the aircraft promotes the Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters concept, and highlights the new, unique, worthwhile, and impressive experiences that await visitors to Thailand. At the same time, it celebrates the long-standing partnership between TAT and AirAsia in marketing Thailand as a preferred holiday destination for travellers from Asia and further afield.”
            With the TAT extending its Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters concept into next year with the ‘Visit Thailand Year 2022-2023: Amazing New Chapters’ campaign, another aircraft design is to be unveiled in the coming months showcasing Thailand’s 5F soft-power strategy of Food, Festival, Film, Fashion, and Fight. The just-unveiled decorated aircraft will operate both domestically within Thailand and on international routes, primarily to destinations in ASEAN and India which are among important visitor source markets for Thailand.
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            The exterior design on the plane combines elements from the Amazing New Chapters logo with graphic patterns reflecting the ‘NFT’ or Nature, Food and Thainess concept, including recognisable features like temples, a tuk-tuk, and Thai dishes. Lines from the logo are used to convey journeying that can be experienced throughout Thailand’s diverse and many regions. Inside the plane, the design takes on more of a cinematic feel and presents images that showcase tourism products, services, and attractions from all the five regions of Thailand.

            The aircraft’s new decoration is also meant to symbolise how Thailand’s tourism and aviation industries are recovering in the post-pandemic era. It will also help publicise tourism throughout this year’s high season – during which TAT and Thai AirAsia plan to run more joint campaigns – presenting the new tourism dimensions available in Thailand to all potential tourists. Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, Thai AirAsia Chief Executive Officer, said

            “AirAsia has resumed its entire domestic network, including regional connections, and is ready to continually bring back international routes. AirAsia thanks TAT for its support and continued trust, especially during the COVID-19 crisis and now during the recovery.”
            The promotional fares being offered by Thai AirAsia in connection to the newly unveiled Amazing New Chapters aircraft design must be booked by 18 September, 2022, via the AirAsia Super App and are for travel from 12 October, 2022 to 23 March, 2023. TAT expects the Thai tourism industry to continue its revival into the fourth quarter of 2022, returning to 80 per cent of its 2019 figures by 2023. In a base case scenario, this would see 1.73 trillion Baht in revenue generated (970 Billion THB from foreign tourists and 760 billion Baht from the domestic market). In a best-case scenario, revenue would jump to 2.38 trillion Baht (1.5 trillion Baht from foreign tourists and 880 billion Baht from the domestic market).

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