Thai AirAsia to expand fleet, fly new routes in Q4
BANGKOK: Thailand’s Asia Aviation Pcl, a major shareholder in budget carrier Thai AirAsia, said yesterday the airline would take delivery of two new Airbus A320 NEOs in the fourth quarter, raising its fleet to 51 planes at the end of this year.
Thai AirAsia, the country’s largest budget airline, also plans to operate new routes in Indochina and Indian markets such as Phuket to Siem Reap in Cambodia and Bangkok to Kolkata in India in the last quarter, it said in a statement.
The budget carrier also plans to add the frequency on well-performed routes such as Bangkok to tourist island Phuket, southern province of Surat Thani and northeastern province of Udon Thani.
Asia Aviation owns 55% in Thai AirAsia, while Malaysia’s AirAsia Bhd has an indirect 45% stake. – Reuters