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AirAsia launches Colombo-Bangkok direct flights

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Experience the Best of Thailand and Beyond with promo all-in fares from LKR 13,999* one way

COLOMBO, 22 October 2018 – AirAsia marks another foray into South Asia by offering direct services between Colombo in Sri Lanka and Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok. This 4-time weekly flight service is slated to commence operation on 14 December 2018 with special promotional all-in fares starting from LKR 13,999* one way to experience the vibrancy of Thailand.

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 LKR 13,999* is available for booking on www.airasia.com from 22 October to 4 November 2018 for travel from 14 December 2018 to 29 March 2019. Non-AirAsia members can access the promo fare from LKR 14,199*.

Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, Chief Executive Officer of Thai AirAsia 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 such as Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Krabi; and to other Asian cities such as Singapore, Bali in Indonesia and Seoul in South Korea.

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*One-way all-in fare inclusive of only taxes and fees. Stated promo fare applies to AirAsia BIG Loyalty members only. Terms and conditions apply.

Flight schedule for Colombo International Airport, Sri Lanka (CMB) to Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand (DMK)

(Starts 14 December 2018)

Flight No. From    To    Departure      Arrival       Flight schedule
FD141     CMB    DMK   23.20 hrs    04.25 hrs   Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
FD140     DMK    CMB   20.20 hrs    22.20 hrs   Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Note: All times listed are local unless otherwise stated. Local time in Thailand is GMT+7 or 1.30 hours ahead of Sri Lanka.

For more information contact the airline’s Sri Lankan GSA office, Mack Air (Pvt) Ltd, on

+9411 44 77 420.

About AirAsia Group

AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia by passengers, services an extensive network of over 130 destinations. Since starting operations in 2001, AirAsia has carried more than 500 million guests and has grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 200. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines as well as India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across Asia, Australia and New Zealand and the Middle East. AirAsia has been named the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards ten times in a row from 2009 to 2018. AirAsia was also awarded World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year at the 2017 World Travel Awards, where it also beat a field of full-service carriers to become the first ever low-cost carrier to win World’s Leading Inflight Service.

About AirAsia Thailand

AirAsia Thailand, registered as Thai AirAsia Co., Ltd., is Thailand’s first and largest low-cost carrier and a strong affiliate of AirAsia Group. The airline began service in 2004, and at present operates short haul flights from its 6 bases of operation in Thailand including Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Phuket, Krabi and U-tapao (Pattaya), flying to over 20 domestic Thailand and 40 international destinations. Thai AirAsia manages a fleet of 60 Airbus A320-200 and A320neo aircraft with a configuration of 180 seats and 186 seats respectively.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Wanant Kerdchuen

Communications, AirAsia Thailand

wanantk@airasia.com