(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – 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 9 Jul 2023 with special promotional all-in fares starting from LKR 29,900* one way to experience the vibrancy of Thailand.
During its introduction, the airline offers promotional fare starting from only LKR 29,900* per trip Book today to 28 May 2023 for travel from 9 July 2023 – 28 Oct 2023 via Travel Agents, airasia Super App or at www.airasia.com.
Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Thailand said, “Sri Lanka has always been a promising destination for AirAsia. 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.
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 as Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Krabi; and to other Asian cities such as Singapore, Bali in Indonesia and Seoul in South Korea.
AirAsia’s Colombo, Sri Lanka – Bangkok Don Mueang direct flight will operate 4 times a week on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun Flight FD141 will depart Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) at 23.00 hrs to arrive at Don Mueang Airport (DMK) in Bangkok, Thailand at 04.05 hrs the following day. Flight FD140 departs Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) at 19.45 hrs to arrive in Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Colombo Sri Lanka at 22.00 hrs.
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*One-way all-in fare inclusive of only taxes and fees. Stated promo fare applies to AirAsia members only. Terms and conditions apply.
Thai AirAsia (FD) has consistently been recognized for its on-time service, placing among the top 3 on-time airlines in the world in the low-cost carrier category in 2021 with an on-time performance rate of 97.47 percent, as assessed by Cirium, placing among the top 3 on-time airlines in the world in 2019 as assessed by OAG Aviation Worldwide and ranking No. 1 for on-time performance in the world in 2013 according to Flighstats. AirAsia’s world-class standards have also brought it the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline award for 13 consecutive years (2009-2022) as named by Skytrax, along with many other accolades.
Thai AirAsia’s ability to place among the top of every aviation industry institution’s on-time performance ranking released at the start of 2023, noting in particular the carrier’s improved rankings on the World’s Most On-Time Airlines lists by OAG compared to 2019. He underlined that Thai AirAsia remains the most on-time airline in Thailand with an OTP rating of 92.33 percent.
“At the beginning of January, Thai AirAsia was named among the top 3 low-cost carriers for on-time performance as ranked by Cirium. Just a week later, we placed among the top 4 in the world according to OAG, which also considers full-service airlines. The rankings affirm our never-ending efforts to improve our services and standards. I thank all our staff in every department for their teamwork and commitment to their duties as they made our OTP possible and continue to give a wonderful impression to AirAsia passengers” Mr. Santisuk said.
OAG defines on-time performance as a flight arriving within 15 minutes of its schedule. Cancellations are considered not on time. OAG is a leading and credible institution that ranks airlines and airports for on-time performance.
Thai AirAsia is represented in Sri Lanka by Mack Air (Pvt) Ltd, which is a fully owned subsidiary of John Keells group.
Colombo (CMB) – Bangkok-Don Mueang (DMK), 4 flights weekly
Commencing 9th Jul 23 onwards,