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Thai AirAsia X Now Flies Direct Sydney-Bangkok For The First Time! Find New Experiences in Thailand With The Best Value Services Fares on sale now from Sydney to Bangkok From AUD 429* One Way!


Thai AirAsia X touched down in Sydney for the first time delivering the only low cost, direct services between Sydney and Bangkok to meet huge pent up demand.

Tassapon Bijleveld, Chief Executive Officer of Thai AirAsia X, stated that “This is Thai AirAsia X’s (XJ) first ever direct route between Sydney, Australia and Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi), Thailand. The route has been launched initially with four flights per week on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with plans to expand based on the strong potential of future growth in demand. Thailand is an incredibly  popular destination for Australian travelers, not only to Bangkok but to provinces including Phuket, Krabi and Chiang Mai.

“The inaugural flight landed at 2.15pm local Sydney time with a load factor of around 80%. The return flight from Sydney to Bangkok departed with close to 100% of all seats sold at over 95% load factor. Consumer demand is only expected to increase during the end of the year peak season when Asia’s low cost leader will also be carrying out a variety of campaigns and promotions to stimulate air travel for Australian and Thai tourists.”

“Australians love Thailand and visitors to Bangkok can now experience dynamic shopping, rich art, culture and its renowned cuisine and nightlife at great value on our comfortable and affordable widebody aircraft. At the same time,Thailand is a regional hub from which AirAsia offers a range of flights where Australians love to travel including to  Chiang Mai, Phuket and Krabi as well as to over 100 destinations  across Asia. 

“Importantly this is the only low cost direct service on this route which we are confident will continue to prove very popular. We wish to thank our airport and industry partners which have helped make these new services a reality.” Mr Tassapon said.

Greg Botham, Chief Commercial Officer Sydney Airport, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Thai AirAsia X as our newest international carrier as we continue to support the recovery of our international network.

“Bangkok is a fantastic city with great connectivity to the regions of Thailand and is an incredibly popular destination for Australian leisure and business travellers.

“This service will provide a great, low-cost option for Australians looking to secure travel over the busy end of year holidays to one of Asia’s most exciting destinations.”

This latest route provides an  opportunity for Thai travelers to visit Sydney, Australia at an affordable price. Marketing efforts for the route have been well supported  in Thailand, in line with the recovering tourism industry post COVID-19.

Thai AirAsia X will serve Sydney – Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi-BKK) four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday starting 2 December 2022, The airline also has recently launched  Melbourne – Bangkok to operate three times a week on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, starting 1 December. AirAsia is well known for its commitment to great value fares and a commitment to the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing. 

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