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AirAsia Moves to Don Muang Airport in Bangkok

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AirAsia has moved all of its operations in Bangkok from the much newer Suvarnabhumi International Airport, to the city's old airport Don Muang.

The move applies to all AirAsia flights to and from Bangkok, domestic and international.

On 30 September, AirAsia began transferring its fleet of Airbus A320s from service at Suvarnabhumi International Airport to their new home at Don Mueang International Airport. 22 Airbus A320 aircraft were ferried from Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang in 8 hours, starting from 20:00 up to 04:00.

All other equipment, including baggage carts and passenger steps were transferred within 24 hours.

AirAsias Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, I am extremely happy with our move to Don Muang International Airport, which is probably Thailands biggest and first low cost airport. Operating out of low cost airports has always been something that we have been fighting long and hard for, and this is a first step towards a big change in the low-cost carrier industry in this region. Don Muang International Airport is fully ready to accommodate Thai AirAsias services and help them achieve the goals they have set. This is a perfect place for a low-cost airline to operate for many reasons. Less congestion and shorter taxi time will result in less fuel consumption and less delays.

Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia, added, Wed like to thank the Airports of Thailand (AOT) for their support in ensuring that the move was successful. Passengers who need any special assistance may contact our call center, which will be open 24 hours at +662-515-9999. Weve also increased our ground staff to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

AirAsia flights with flight codes FD, AK and QZ will operate over 160 flights per day from Don Muang International Airport catering to both domestic and international routes, connecting passengers to over 77 destinations across Thailand, Asia and Australia.

All of AirAsias flight codes and schedules will remain unchanged by the move to Don Muang.

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