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AirAsia relaunches Colombo-Bangkok flights

21 May, 2023

AirAsia after a long layoff marks another foray into South Asia by offering direct services between Colombo and Bangkok (Don Mueang).

The four flights a week service is due to be launched on July 9 with promotional all-in fares.

Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Thailand Santisuk Klongchaiya, said, “Sri Lanka has always been a promising destination for AirAsia. This time we are relaunching the flight from Colombo to Bangkok to provide the people of Sri Lanka with even greater connectivity that comes with attractive low fares to create more demand.”

“We are strongly confident that our return to the market will stimulate travel appetite and demonstrate our commitment to generating more traffic to Sri Lanka to fuel tourism and economic growth for the country.

Sri Lanka is such a hidden gem in South Asia with undiscovered potential. We, therefore, have high expectations for a healthy market reception for this new route,” he said.

Thai AirAsia operates the widest network in domestic Thailand and offers several international connections to other prominent cities in Asia. Travellers from Sri Lanka who wish to explore beyond Bangkok can enjoy a convenient Fly-Thru service with just a single-time baggage check-in from Colombo and make a brief transit in Bangkok to continue seamlessly to other destinations in Thailand and beyond, Klongchaiya said.

Thai AirAsia offers Fly-Thru transit opportunities to connect to cities in Thailand such as Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Krabi; and to other Asian cities such as Singapore, Bali in Indonesia and Seoul in South Korea.

Thai AirAsia (FD) has consistently been recognized for its on-time service, placing among the top 3 on-time airlines in the world in the low-cost carrier category in 2021 with an on-time performance rate of 97.47 percent.“At the beginning of January, Thai AirAsia was named among the top three low-cost carriers for on-time performance as ranked by Cirium.