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Thai AirAsia launches new direct flights from Bangkok to Okinawa

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Thai AirAsia now offers direct flights four times a week from Bangkok to Okinawa, strengthening Thai-Japan travel connections.

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Thai AirAsia (flight code FD) is now flying direct from Don Mueang to Okinawa, Japan‘s southern paradise island, kicking off with a load factor of over 85 percent on its inaugural flight, and with welcoming ceremonies held at both Don Mueang Airport and Naha Airport.

AirAsia flies Bangkok Don Mueang-Okinawa four times a week on every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. This is the second connection between Thailand and Japan by Thai AirAsia, after Fukuoka. The new route is part of the airline’s expansion into Japan.

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Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, Chief Executive Officer of Thai AirAsia, who joined the inaugural flight FD240 from Don Mueang to Okinawa, said: “Japan remains a top destination for Thai travelers as can be seen from our direct flights to Fukuoka that has increased from 4 weekly to daily flights in just a short period of time. The demand has led Thai AirAsia to add Don Mueang-Okinawa.

“Okinawa is a beach city that is convenient for travelers and very affordable. A popular place to visit among Japanese people and international tourists, the city offers a wide range of activities and year-round good weather. Visitors can join the Lily Festival in late April and then surf, scuba dive and enjoy the city’s famed food, from Agu Pork and Okinawa Soba to Sweet Potato Tarts. It has everything for all types of travelers, from solo,  couples to families,” Mr. Santisuk said.

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Thai AirAsia welcomed both departing and arriving passengers on the inaugural Don Mueang-Okinawa flight, holding a press conference in Naha Airport of Okinawa to promote the route to Japanese travelers and invite them to Thailand. The airline is aiming for a Load Factor average of over 80 percent for the route this year and will be offering a range of promotions to allow more people to enjoy travelling at affordable fares.

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