Standing proudly behind a banner proclaiming the new route between Bangkok Don Mueang and Muscat in Oman are: Nadda Buranasiri, CEO of Thai AirAsia X; Sheikh Ayman Al hosni, CEO of Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC); Sheikh Samer Al abhani, Commercial Operations of OAMC; and Dagmo Ahmed, Airline Marketing Manager of OAMC. The new service will face indirect competition from Oman Air’s twice-daily service to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.
- Thai AirAsia X follows up the launch last week of services to Iran with another new route this week. On 28 June the long-haul LCC began thrice-weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) flights on the 4,566-kilometre link between Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) and Muscat (MCT) in Oman. The airline, which operates 377-seat A330-300s on the route, faces no direct competition. However, Oman Air does fly twice-daily from Muscat to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi mostly using its 787 fleet. Nadda Buranasiri, CEO, Thai AirAsia X, said: “As the first and only low-cost carrier to connect Muscat to Bangkok and beyond, we are pleased to offer low fares and our excellent connectivity as a new travel option for the people of Oman. We would also like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all the relevant organizations that have made this possible.” See how Muscat Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.