Thai AirAsia to open new routes across Asean
Posted on August 8, 2012, Wednesday
BANGKOK: Thai AirAsia plans to open new routes in the lead-up to a single economic community of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) by 2015, reports Thai News Agency (TNA).
Thai AirAsia chief executive officer (CEO) Tassapol Bijleveld told journalists that his low-cost airline is considering to open new routes across Asean and has started exploring Myanmar by launching a new route to its second largest city of Mandalay, as well as increasing flight frequency to Yangon.
According to the top executive, Thai AirAsia also plans to open new routes to Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s new capital, and Bagan, as well as Danang in Vietnam and Sawannakhet, Laos’ second largest city, over the next couple of years.
Regarding another plan to relocate Thai AirAsia’s aviation base from Thailand’s main, but congested, Suvarnabhumi International Airport to the Don Muang Airport, the airline’s CEO said that the relocation process has been about 50 per cent complete and Thai AirAsia flights will likely start serving passengers at the Don Muang Airport by October 1, 2012. — Bernama