Thai AirAsia

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia X suspends Sydney-Bangkok route

    Thai AirAsia X suspends Sydney-Bangkok route

    Thai AirAsia X announced the suspension of its sole Australian route between Sydney and Bangkok, effective August 1. Despite the temporary halt, the airline assures it remains committed to the Australian market and plans a grand return in December with increased flights and enhanced connectivity. The decision to suspend services was driven by fleet management and operation hub movement. As…

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia flights between Bangkok & Lampang take off in October

    Thai AirAsia flights between Bangkok & Lampang take off in October

    Thai AirAsia announced a new route connecting Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) and Lampang, marking the airline’s 25th domestic destination in Thailand. Starting October 1, travellers can look forward to daily flights on this new route, operated by the airline’s trusty Airbus A320 aircraft. Flight FD3923 will leave Bangkok (DMK) at 11.10am, touching down at Lampang Airport (LPT) by…

  • Business NewsThai AirAsia seeks govt aid amid demand slump and tax cuts

    Thai AirAsia seeks govt aid amid demand slump and tax cuts

    Thai AirAsia, experiencing a downturn in demand during the second and third quarters of 2023, now seeks government intervention to boost the stagnant local purchasing power. Chief Executive Santisuk Klongchaiya noted that the seasonal nature of tourism has resumed, with the average load factor for the domestic market in the second quarter decreasing to 90% from 94% year-on-year. Despite the…

  • Business NewsAsia Aviation sees record earnings from China, India travel surge

    Asia Aviation sees record earnings from China, India travel surge

    Asia Aviation Plc, Thailand’s largest low-cost airline operator, anticipates record earnings from core operations this year, driven by a significant increase in international visitors, which is boosting demand for seats and airfares. According to Chief Executive Officer Santisuk Klongchaiya, Thai AirAsia, the fully-owned budget airline unit of Asia Aviation, plans to increase flights to China and India to take advantage…

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia’s first quarter: Revenue skyrockets yet net loss stings

    Thai AirAsia’s first quarter: Revenue skyrockets yet net loss stings

    Asia Aviation PLC (AAV), the powerhouse behind Thai AirAsia Co. Ltd (TAA), unveiled a tale of contrasting fortunes in its first-quarter performance of 2024. Revenue rocketed by an impressive 52%, hitting 13,793.7 million baht, while positive earnings before taxes soared by 78% to 3,094.2 million baht. But amidst the celebratory air, a storm brewed as the company recorded a staggering…

  • Thailand NewsThai airlines soar with record profits despite rising costs

    Thai airlines soar with record profits despite rising costs

    Thailand’s booming aviation sector has given Thai airlines Bangkok Airways and Thai AirAsia a profitable first quarter, despite the challenges posed by escalating costs. Bangkok Airways, known for catering to leisure travellers, reported a robust comeback with tourist arrivals reaching 87% of pre-pandemic levels in the first three months of 2024. A standout achievement was the launch of direct flights…

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia to resume Bangkok-Hat Yai flights

    Thai AirAsia to resume Bangkok-Hat Yai flights

    Thai AirAsia officially announced that it will restart its route between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Hat Yai. Departing at 10.45am from the Thai capital and touching down in the southern Thai province at 12.10pm with flight FD4304, and returning from Hat Yai at 1.40pm, landing back in Suvarnabhumi Airport at 2.15pm with flight FD4305. Scheduled to kick off on July 1,…

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia sees triple surge in China flight bookings

    Thai AirAsia sees triple surge in China flight bookings

    In the wake of the permanent visa-free arrangement between Thailand and China, Thai AirAsia saw a wave of soaring bookings, catapulting towards a threefold increase in flights from Thailand to mainland China. Tansita Akrarittipirom, the director of commercial operations at Thai AirAsia, revealed that the company is witnessing a seismic shift in passenger demographics. “Previously, only 10% of our passengers…

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia merger grounded till 2027

    Thai AirAsia merger grounded till 2027

    The consolidation of AirAsia (AAB) and AirAsia X (AAX) might be a lengthy affair, extending up to 2027, according to Executive Chairman Tassapon Bijleveld. The merger, aimed at creating a powerhouse in the industry, faces delays as AAX grapples with its ongoing rehabilitation process. Last week, AAX made a revelation on the Malaysian stock exchange, announcing a non-binding letter of intent…

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia introduces direct flights to Shanghai

    Thai AirAsia introduces direct flights to Shanghai

    Thai AirAsia (FD) has officially announced its grand plan to kick off direct flights from Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG). Scheduled for takeoff on February 2 next year, this airborne escapade is set to redefine your travel experience with five flights per week, courtesy of top-of-the-line Airbus A320 aircraft. Thai AirAsia X (XJ) might be familiar…

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia X sets sights on Kazakhstan: New route sparks tourism frenzy

    Thai AirAsia X sets sights on Kazakhstan: New route sparks tourism frenzy

    In a bold move set to revolutionise travel, Thai AirAsia X is gearing up to launch direct flights between Bangkok and Almaty, the thriving heart of Kazakhstan. Riding high on the unprecedented influx of tourists from Kazakhstan this year, the airline, under the visionary leadership of Tassapon Bijleveld, the executive chairman of Asia Aviation, the holding company of Thai AirAsia,…

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia boosts flights from Chiang Mai to 6 international destinations

    Thai AirAsia boosts flights from Chiang Mai to 6 international destinations

    Low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia will soon boost flights daily from Chiang Mai Airport in northern Thailand to six international destinations including Hanoi and Da Nang in Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Flights will run to these Asian tourist hotspots every day starting Sunday, March 26, 2023. The budget airline is celebrating the boost in flights…

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia ranked 3rd most on-time low-cost airline in the world

    Thai AirAsia ranked 3rd most on-time low-cost airline in the world

    Thai AirAsia is ranked the third most on-time low-cost airline in the world and the most punctual carrier in Asia-Pacific countries in 2022, according to Cirium, a data analytics company in the aviation and travel industry. The average on-time rate reported by Cirium was 97.47% The Chief Executive Officer of Thai AirAsia, Santisuk Klongchaiya, announced the company’s good news yesterday,…

  • Tourism NewsThai AirAsia predicts 90% post-pandemic recovery

    Thai AirAsia predicts 90% post-pandemic recovery

    Thai AirAsia is predicting a great year next year, forecasting passenger load to reach 90% of the levels it was at before the Covid-19 pandemic. The rosy outlook was stated as foreign arrivals have been pouring into Thailand. The popular budget airline also has faith that the mega-demographic of Chinese tourists will be able to rejoin the tourism world next…

  • World NewsThai AirAsia plans Chiang Mai – Singapore route

    Thai AirAsia plans Chiang Mai – Singapore route

    Thai AirAsia plans a Chiang Mai – Singapore route, resuming flights between Chiang Mai and Singapore for the first time in more than a decade. Thai AirAsia CEO Santisuk Klongchaiya said… “Singapore is a complete tourism destination that has always been popular, with a high load factor average throughout the year. “The direct Chiang Mai-Singapore route will give people of…

  • Thailand NewsTwo Thai airlines among Top 10 most timely in the world

    Two Thai airlines among Top 10 most timely in the world

    Thailand is not known for its timekeeping, yet two Thai airlines were among the most “on time” in the world in September 2022. The Top 10 Most On-time Airlines were ranked using real data from the Official Airline Guide (OAG) flight database. OAG provides “the world’s most accurate and information-rich flight data.” Flights that leave within 15 minutes of their…

  • Thailand video newsThailand News Today | Bangkok street food destination in top 10 “coolest streets in the world.”

    Thailand News Today | Bangkok street food destination in top 10 “coolest streets in the world.”

      One of Bangkok’s oldest streets has been named as one of the “coolest streets in the world.” London-based Time Out magazine named Yaowarat Road the eighth coolest street in the world after polling readers about post-pandemic life in their city. Over 20,000 people took part in the poll which asked readers to base their ranking on food, fun, culture,…

  • Thailand NewsAirAsia Thailand resumes Bangkok – Hong Kong flights, pilots new China route

    AirAsia Thailand resumes Bangkok – Hong Kong flights, pilots new China route

    In August, Thai AirAsia will resume direct flights between Bangkok and Hong Kong. The airline will also pilot a special flight to Guangzhou in China this month, on July 13. Thai AirAsia is a joint venture between Thailand’s Asia Aviation and budget Malaysian airline AirAsia. The airline will operate weekly flights between Bangkok’s Don Muang International Airport and Hong Kong…

  • World NewsThailand promotes tourism packages to attract 1 million Southeast Asian tourists

    Thailand promotes tourism packages to attract 1 million Southeast Asian tourists

    As countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region ease their pandemic-era travel restrictions and reopen their borders, Thailand aims to take advantage of the resumed international flights. By the end of the year, Thailand hopes to attract some 1.75 million international tourists via short-haul flights, with more than a million coming from Southeast Asian counties alone. To reach their international tourism target,…

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia X seeks for new investors as flights to resume next year

    Thai AirAsia X seeks for new investors as flights to resume next year

    Thai AirAsia X under the AirAsia group, is seeking new investors for a major restructuring in order to resume international flights next year, after a two-year halt of its low-cost carriers. According to Tassapon Bijleveld, executive chairman of SET-listed Asia Aviation (AAV), and a shareholder of Thai AirAsia X, the 11-aircraft fleet was reduced to seven earlier this year, and…

  • Tourism NewsThai flights up 25%, experts suggest travel bubbles, cheaper Covid tests

    Thai flights up 25%, experts suggest travel bubbles, cheaper Covid tests

    Thailand’s reopening isn’t just a boost for Thai tourism businesses; it also provided a ray of hope in Asia for the battered airline industry as the first reopening in the region. The Executive Chairman of Thai AirAsia’s largest shareholder, Asia Aviation, says this sets the tone for flights, the tourism economy, and businesses in the country. Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok,…

  • Thailand NewsThai AirAsia operating 20 domestic routes from this month

    Thai AirAsia operating 20 domestic routes from this month

    From this month, Thai AirAsia is resuming a number of domestic routes, as well as introducing new ones. TTR Weekly reports that the low-cost carrier is now operating flights from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport to Phitsanulok, Nan, Loei, Sakon Nakhon, Surat Thani, Krabi, and Trang. It will also launch a new route from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin from October…

  • Transport NewsAirAsia relaunching 9 routes including Phuket-Chiang Mai Oct 15

    AirAsia relaunching 9 routes including Phuket-Chiang Mai Oct 15

    AirAsia announced in a press release today that they will resume many domestic flight routes including from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok around the country and a Phuket to Chiang Mai direct flight. The flights from Don Mueang will resume on October 15, while the Phuket — Chiang Mai route will recommence the next day. Last month AirAsia reinstated 11…

  • Business NewsThailand’s airlines feeling the pinch with no government support

    Thailand’s airlines feeling the pinch with no government support

    Asia Aviation, the largest shareholder in Thai AirAsia, says the latest partial lockdown threatens TAA’s financial status, with no government aid forthcoming. AA executive chairman Tassapon Bijleveld says the industry has been limping along without any help for over a year now and wants to know how the government expects to collect tax once large businesses collapse. In a Bangkok…

  • Tourism NewsCovid-19 delivers another brutal quarter for airlines

    Covid-19 delivers another brutal quarter for airlines

    As the Covid-19 pandemic drags on, airlines experienced another terrible quarter, with less passengers and less revenue year-on-year. The president of Bangkok Airways reported dismal numbers saying that the airline is adjusting its flight plans to try to match the depressed market. Only 151,900 travellers flew on Bangkok Airways in the first quarter of 2021, an 88.5% drop over last…

  • Business NewsThailand’s airlines call for meeting with PM to discuss soft loans

    Thailand’s airlines call for meeting with PM to discuss soft loans

    The Thai Airlines Association says 7 member airlines are pushing for a meeting with PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to discuss the option of soft loans. The carriers have been seeking this financial aid for some time and have even decreased the amount being asked for, from 24 billion baht last year to 14 billion now. The Bangkok Post reports that representatives…

  • Tourism NewsThai Air Asia urges government to re-open the country to foreign tourism

    Thai Air Asia urges government to re-open the country to foreign tourism

    The low-cost carrier, Thai Air Asia, is calling on the government to accelerate the re-opening of the country to international tourism. TAA chief executive Santisuk Klongchaiya says Thailand risks losing its status as a regional hub if the country does not re-open soon in order to re-ignite tourism and airlines. According to a Bangkok Post report, he warns that Thailand…

  • Thailand NewsLong Buddhist holiday to see over 40 percent reduction in domestic tourism

    Long Buddhist holiday to see over 40 percent reduction in domestic tourism

    The long Buddhist festival holiday, which starts today, is set to see over a 40% reduction in domestic tourism. The Tourism and Transport Authority of Thailand has made the estimation which tallies around 1.09 million domestic trips, a number that is down 44% from last year’s Makha Bucha Day. The 2nd wave of the Covid pandemic this year has made…

  • Economy NewsBudget airlines ask for lifeline, no answers from PM

    Budget airlines ask for lifeline, no answers from PM

    No surprise that one of the biggest industries to suffer from the border closures and travel restrictions was the airlines. Whilst there has been a gradual reboot of domestic travel within Thailand, there is still a ‘fear’ factor and reticence to travel. And the carriers are restricted to the domestic routes and have lost an entire sector of their businesses…

  • Bangkok NewsRetired nurse helps choking passenger on Thai AirAsia flight

    Retired nurse helps choking passenger on Thai AirAsia flight

    A retired nurse is deemed the hero of a domestic AirAsia flight after she helped a choking passenger. Those onboard the Bangkok to Krabi flight noticed a man was choking and called for the flight attendants. The nurse rushed over to help. A passenger on the flight shared the story on Facebook and called the woman the hero of the…