AirAsia launches direct Bangkok-Siem Reap flight in October


BANGKOK, July 15 –  Budget carrier AirAsia will start operating its Bangkok-Siem Reap daily direct flight from October onward, its sixth destination in Indochina, said Thai AirAsia CEO Tassapon Bijleveld.

The promotion price starting at Bt79 is available for advance booking from July 15-24 for the new route.

This year, AirAsia is focusing on Indochina, its second largest market after China.

The new destination to Siem Reap will support the network of AirAsia routes ahead of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)

The airlines is now operating direct flights to Yangon, Mandalay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh.

The budget carrier offers 70 flights a week and its passenger load has grown 35 per cent in the first half of this year.

The company has targeted having 10 million passengers this year, and it has already achieved 5.2 million in the first half of this year, with a 20 per cent income growth.

AirAsia offers flights to five cities of China, its major market, and will add more flights to another two cities later this year.