Thai AirAsia adds two Thai ties to China

There were celebrations at Chengdu on 1 February to mark the first Thai AirAsia flights from Bangkok. The LCC also began services between Phuket and Kunming on the same day. Both airport pairs will be operated daily with A320s, with each route already being served by incumbent carriers. According to Thai AirAsia, the carrier now offers services to 13 Chinese cities from Thailand across 22 routes.

  • Thai AirAsia launched two new routes from Thailand to China on 1 February with services commencing from Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) to Chengdu (CTU), and from Phuket (HKT) to Kunming (KMG). The 1,883-kilometre Don Mueang-Chengdu sector, and the 1,952-kilometre Phuket-Kunming route will each be operated daily with A320s. The airline faces direct competition on both new airport pairs with the Chengdu link already served daily by firefly, while the Kunming connection is currently operated by China Eastern Airlines, Kunming Airlines and Lucky Air, which will provide eight frequencies between them during the week commencing 6 February. According to Thai AirAsia, the carrier now offers services to 13 Chinese cities from Thailand, across 22 routes.

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