Thai AirAsia makes Phitsanulok its latest domestic destination

AirAsia launched its inaugural flight from Bangkok Don Mueang to Phitsanulok on 30 November 2013. A welcome ceremony was held at Phitsanulok Airport and attended by Nattaporn Promchot, Deputy Director of Phitsanulok Airport (second from right), Junapong Saranak, Director of the Phitsanulok Office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (third from left) and Witchunee Kuntapeng, Head of AirAsia’s Ground Operations, who jointly welcomed and handed out souvenirs to the inaugural flight passengers.

  • Thai AirAsia has added another domestic route from its Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) base. On 30 November it began twice-daily flights on the relatively short 320-kilometre route to Phitsanulok (PHS) using its A320s. This brings to 14 the number of domestic destinations served by the airline from Don Mueang Airport (in addition to 23 international routes). The airport-pair is already served five times daily by another local LCC, Nok Air. There are no services between Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Phitsanulok. On 1 December the airline also started daily flights on the 790-kilometre route to Naypyitaw (NYT) in Myanmar, though frequency will be reduced to three flights per week from the beginning of January.

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