AirAsia's subsidiary in Thailand opened its second hub with the launch of four new routes from Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Thai AirAsia opened four routes from Suvarnabhumi to its first four destinations from the busiest airport of Thailand: Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, and Surat Thani. From Suvarnabhumi each day, the airline will operate five flights to Chiang Mai, three to Phuket, and twice each to Krabi and Surat Thani.
According to a report from The Bangkok Post, the airline plans to operate the flights for two months due to the downturn in aviation demand and international travel restrictions which has opened up slots at Suvarnabhumi.
For the airline, it will be making a return to the airport since budget airlines including Thai AirAsia were shifted to the primary hub for the carrier at Bangkok-Don Mueang in 2012. Suvarnabumi is the Bangkok air hub for most international full service airlines including Thai Airways. Thai AirAsia will be the only airline operating flights from both of Bangkok's air hubs.
Image: Thai AirAsia hub launch at Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, SEPT 25 (Credit: AirAsia)
At Suvarnabhumi, the airline plans to cater to domestic travel groups along with providing opportunities for connections with international flights at Suvarnabhumi.
"Suvarnabhumi Airport is a great airport and one that is familiar to us, as we used to operate from there as well. The utilisation of both airports in Bangkok will not only benefit guests with more choices for easy and low-cost connections, but also the economy as a whole especially when the COVID-19 situation further improves and Thailand is ready to welcome international visitors once again.” said Thai AirAsia CEO Santisuk Klongchaiya.