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Thai AirAsia X launches its first flight from Bangkok to Seoul with 100% load factor

Thai AirAsia X, Thailand’s first low-fare, long-haul carrier launched its inaugural flight on June 17th 2014 with a 100% full load factor of 377 passengers.

BANGKOK – Talking at the inauguration of the first Thai AirAsia X flight from Bangkok Don Mueang to Seoul Incheon, Nadda Buranasiri, CEO of Thai AirAsia X declared that “our inaugural flight marks a huge milestone for Thai AirAsia X. In addition to being the airline’s first commercial flight, it is also a historical moment in Thai aviation as it marks the day when the first Thai low-fare, long-haul carrier took off to the skies. I would like to thank every person in our team and everyone who has made this dream a reality.  As a new member of the AirAsia family, Thai AirAsia X is pleased to compliment and strengthen the Group’s existing network with its long haul flights and we look forward to connecting people to farther destinations with our affordable fares and excellent connectivity.”
 
Thai AirAsia X will operate daily direct flights between Seoul and Bangkok with an Airbus A330-300 wide-body aircraft which has a total of 377 seats, 365 of which are economy class seats while 12 are Premium Flatbed business class. Apart from direct flights from Bangkok to Seoul, Thai AirAsia X’s next destinations will be direct flights from Bangkok to Tokyo (NRT) and Osaka (KIX).
 
Thai AirAsia X plans to operate a fleet of two Airbus A330-300s this year. As an affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group, Thai AirAsia X aims to solidify their position as the national and global leader in low-cost, long-haul aviation and to build a strong network that will contribute to the connectivity offered in AirAsia’s multiple hubs.
 
The flight schedule is the following
 

 

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Luc Citrinot a French national is a freelance journalist and consultant in tourism and air transport with over 20 years experience. Based in Paris and Bangkok, he works for various travel and air transport trade publications in Europe and Asia.

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