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Thai AirAsia X to Launch with Flights to Seoul Incheon

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[HD video below] Thai AirAsia X has confirmed it will officially launch with daily direct flights from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) starting from 17 June 2014.

To celebrate the launch, promotional fares from Bangkok to Seoul are available starting from 1,990THB per way (inclusive of tax and fees). Tickets must be booked on airasia.com before 3 May 2014 for travel during 17 June 2014-30 April 2015.

Upcoming destinations for the airline include direct flights from Bangkok to Tokyo Narita (NRT) and Osaka Kansai (KIX).

Nadda Buranasiri, the new CEO of Thai AirAsia X said, We are absolutely thrilled to be Thailands first low-cost, long-haul carrier. While Thai AirAsias (TAA) Airbus A320 planes continue to offer the best connectivity for short-haul destinations within the country and region, Thai AirAsia X will be operating Airbus A330-300 wide-body aircraft to destinations that are further than a 4-hour flight time from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport. Our new potential to reach further destinations while still offering the same low fares will strengthen AirAsias extensive route network and create more affordable long-haul travel opportunities from Bangkok.

Last year, visitors from South Korea ranked in the top 5 nationalities of visitors to Thailand at 1.3 million people.

Due to the visa exemption agreement for Thai passport holders, Seoul is an accessible and affordable destination for many Thai people. Last year, approximately 400,000 Thai people traveled to Seoul. There is a great fascination with Korean pop culture, food, soap opera and shopping amenities and we expect the demand for travel to Seoul to remain at a substantial rate, added Nadda.

Thai AirAsia Xs daily flights to Seoul will be operated by the Airbus A330-300 aircraft, with a total of 377 seats 365 of which are economy class seats, and 12 of which are Premium Flatbed.

The airline will operate with the same low-cost model as AirAsia and guests will be able pick and choose from a wide variety of ancillary products including hot meals, comfort kits, baggage supersize options, hot seats with extra leg room, Premium Flatbed seats, and a Quiet Zone Cabin where there is minimal noise and less disturbance.

Thai AirAsia X Airbus A330-300 Aircraft Tour

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