Thai AirAsia launches new China route to Wuhan from Bangkok
Thai AirAsia launched its fifth route to Mainland China from its Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) base on 19 October. The Thai low-cost airline now flies daily to Wuhan (WUH) in central China with its 180-seat A320 aircraft. The other Mainland China destinations served by the airline – all with daily frequencies – are Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Shenzhen. This means that Thai AirAsia is the airline in AirAsia Group with the widest network to Mainland China. On the new route to Wuhan, Thai AirAsia faces indirect competition from China Southern’s three flights a week at Bangkok’s main airport Suvarnabhumi. The only other route between Wuhan and Thailand is China Eastern’s weekly service to Phuket.