AirAsia to launch Colombo-Bangkok direct flights

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AirAsia marks another foray into South Asia by offering direct services between Colombo in Sri Lanka and Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok. 

This four-time weekly flight service is slated to commence operation again on November 11, 2019 with special promotional all-in fares starting from Rs.18,999 one way to experience the vibrancy of Thailand and beyond. 

Operated by Thai AirAsia (flight code FD), this direct route to Bangkok in Thailand will be the airline group’s second connection from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport, which includes direct route to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (flight code AK).

Promotional all-in fares launched exclusively only for AirAsia BIG Loyalty members from as low as Rs.18,999 is available for booking from September 11 to September 22, 2019 for travel from November 11, 2019 to March 31, 2020. 

Non-AirAsia members can access the promo fare from Rs.19,199. Moreover, AirAsia flights can be booked with its authorised general service agent Mack Air (Pvt.) Ltd at No. 11, York Street, Colombo 1.

AirAsia Thailand CEO Santisuk Klongchaiya said, “Sri Lanka has always been a promising destination for AirAsia as we have connected the country to a wider network via Kuala Lumpur for nearly a decade. This time we are relaunching the flight from Colombo to Bangkok to provide the people of Sri Lanka with even greater connectivity that comes with attractive low fares to create more demand.


 We are strongly confident that our return to the market will stimulate travel appetite and demonstrate our commitment to generating more traffic to Sri Lanka to fuel tourism and economic growth for the country. Sri Lanka is such a hidden gem in South Asia with undiscovered potential. We therefore have high expectation for a healthy market reception for this new route.”
He added that Thai AirAsia operates the widest network in domestic Thailand and offers several international connections to other prominent cities in Asia. Travellers from Sri Lanka who wish to explore beyond Bangkok can enjoy a convenient Fly-Thru service with just a single-time baggage check-in from Colombo and make a brief transit in Bangkok to continue seamlessly to other destinations in Thailand and beyond. 
Sri Lankan travellers can take advantage of the convenient flight schedule that gives them more time to spend abroad by arriving in Bangkok in the early morning and depart in the evening.

Thailand, located in the centre of Southeast Asia, is a vibrant destination that is home to rich cultures and splendid religious sites, not to mention ubiquitous Thai street foods and shopping complexes that will fascinate the visitors from start to finish. 

Sri Lankan travellers can leverage AirAsia’s low fares and gain greater savings for extended visits to Thailand’s crystal-clear beaches in Phuket and Krabi or for authentic experiences of Thai cuisine and world-class hospitality.

Thai AirAsia offers convenient Fly-Thru transit opportunities to connect to cities in Thailand including Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Surat Thani, and Udon Thani and to other Asian cities such as Chongqing, Changsha, Kunming, Xian, Shantou and Wuhan in Greater China; Macao; Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia; Yangon in Myanmar; Bali in Indonesia; Tokyo Narita in Japan; and Seoul in South Korea.


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