Thai Air Asia to move its base to Don Muang in Oct

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BANGKOK, 25 June 2012 – Thai Air Asia, a subsidiary of the region’s largest low-cost airline, Air Asia, is planning to relocate its base from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Don Muang Airport on October 1 this year. 

Chief Executive Officer of Thai Air Asia, Tassapon Bijleveld, said the airline’s new base in Don Muang Airport will comfortably accommodate millions of its domestic and international passengers annually. He added that following months of negotiations with the airport operator, Airports of Thailand, the low-cost carrier’s decision to move its entire operation to Don Muang is now final as the new hub will provide greater convenience to their cost management and passengers.

The move also aims to avoid heavy traffic at Suvarnabhumi Airport and to accommodate the carrier’s Airbus A320 fleet expansion from 24 to 48 aircraft through to 2016.

All flights of Thai Air Asia will begin services at Don Muang Airport from October 1 onwards, with the same flight schedules.

Passengers can contact the airline’s call center at 02-515-9999 for more information or visit www.airasia.com.