The Malaysia-based new airline Thai AirAsia X has started offering a fly-through service via Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport. The company’s latest offer has been launched in order to attract customers who are heading towards South Korea and Japan and who earlier made their transit via Kuala Lumpur.
Nadda Buranasiri, the chief executive officer at Thai AirAsia X said, “Thai AirAsia’s passengers arriving in Bangkok can now connect to a Thai AirAsia X flight via the transfer desk, without needing to pass through immigration, collect bags, re-check in or have a transit visa”. Buranasiri went on to say that bags will be automatically checked through to the final destination.
The new service will be available on some of the selected short-haul Thai AirAsia, as well as long-haul Thai AirAsia X services. It has been reported that the connection time is between 90 minutes and six hours. The newly-launched Thai AirAsia X is an affiliate carrier of Thai AirAsia, which became the first low-cost long-haul carrier in Thailand. The company’s first direct flight to Seoul will be launched on June 17, 2014.
The company will also fly to Osaka Kansai and Tokyo around a month later and is also planning China as a target destination in 2015. In 2013, Thai AirAsia carried more than 10.5 million passengers with a total fleet of 35 aircraft.
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