Thai AirAsia X launches direct route from Bangkok to Melbourne
Thai AirAsia X service from Bangkok to Melbourne
Thai AirAsia X has launched a new service from Bangkok to Melbourne. The route is operated three times weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with plans to increase services in line with future forecast demand. Melbourne Airport welcomed the inaugural flight with a traditional Fire Truck Water Arch.
“This is Thai AirAsia X’s first direct route between Melbourne, Australia and Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi), Thailand,” said Tassapon Bijleveld, Chief Executive Officer, Thai AirAsia X. “Thailand is an incredibly popular destination for Australian travellers, not only to Bangkok but to provinces including Phuket, Krabi and Chiang Mai and many more.”
Jai McDermott, Chief of Public Affairs, Melbourne Airport, commented: “Today we welcome Thai AirAsia X to the Melbourne Airport family. It’s the first time the low-cost carrier will fly between the two cities, a move that will drive tourism for both destinations and increase connectivity. This new service between Melbourne and Bangkok means more competition, and that’s always great news for consumers.”