Thai AirAsia has appointed Tassapon Bijleveld,
previously the airline's CEO, as Executive Chairman, and longtime executive and founding
member, Santisuk Klongchaiya (pictured), previously Director of Commercial,
as Chief Executive Officer.
Tassapon said, "I assure you that I am still a part of
AirAsia. My focus will now be on the overall executive picture and
the company's direction in seeking out new opportunities for
sustainable growth. I will also focus on enacting government
policies and collaborating with private sectors to ensure Thailand
establishes a leading position in the aviation industry. I rejoice
to have Santisuk as the new CEO because he has been the key
executive at TAA from the start. His visionary leadership, coupled
with his marketing acumen, have been behind the success of TAA for
the past 10 years. I am certain that TAA will continue to move
forward stronger than ever."
In terms of operations and management,
Santisuk has worked closely with Tassapon at TAA for over ten
foundation is built on the capability of its staff and its robust
internal culture, which will continue to power its growth. We will
never stop developing and we have a clear plan for progress. We
are ready to adopt innovations and to bring new opportunities and
experiences to our guests," Santisuk said.