Low-cost carriers asked to fly to more destinations in ASEAN


BANGKOK, 13 February 2013  Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has assigned the Ministry of Transport and the Airports of Thailand to study the feasibility of increasing routes operated by low-cost airlines to ASEAN countries. 

After her meeting with an executive of Air Asia at Government House on Wednesday, Ms Yingluck revealed that the discussion mainly focused on the idea to increase low-cost routes due to significant growth of air passengers. The PM said the Thai government wanted to see more routes operated between Thailand, its neighboring countries and other countries in ASEAN.

The feasibility study on the opening of more routes is under the responsibility of the Airports of Thailand and the Ministry of Transport.