(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – 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 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. SantisukKlongchaiya, 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 center 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 asChiang Mai, Phuket, and Krabi; and to other Asian cities such as Singapore, Bali in Indonesiaand 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.

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