Posted on: 25 June 2012 by Mark Howells
AirAsia has confirmed plans to transfer all its Bangkok operations to Don Mueang International Airport by 1 October 2012.
Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia, said that AirAsia’s decision to return to Don Mueang Airport was carefully assessed. Thorough consideration into transferring to Don Mueang Airport found that the airport’s capabilities, coupled with the Airports of Thailand Company’s assistance measures, meant AirAsia could better manage its cost more effectively and provide passengers with improved service, the airline stated.
“The uncongested Don Mueang Airport is sure to prove a benefit to AirAsia when it boosts its fleet of Airbus A320s to a total of 48 and welcomes more customers. The airport’s location also makes it conducive to further travel. Prospective travellers should have confidence in what Don Mueang has to offer,” commented Bijleveld.
AirAsia has scheduled 1 October as the transfer date. The airline’s flights will retain their FD code and original schedules. Passengers affected by the switch to Don Mueang Airport may alter their flights by either choosing another travel date on the same route either 7 days before or after their original travel date, at no additional cost.