Thai AirAsia X Obtains AOC; Appoints CEO

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Wednesday, 5 February 2014

[HD video below] Thai AirAsia X has received its Air Operators Certificate from the Department of Civil Aviation of Thailand.

The Air Operators Certificate allows Thai AirAsia X to proceed with its application for operating permits and slots to its intended international routes.

Thai AirAsia X will lease two Airbus A330-300s with 377 seats from a subsidiary of the company in its first year of operations and will commence services from Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok.

AirAsia X CEO, Azran Osman-Rani said, Thai AirAsia X is expected to offer connecting fly-thru services with Thai AirAsias short haul domestic and regional network, offering greater connectivity options from hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. The establishment of our Thai hub will see the beginning of AirAsia Xs strategic multi hub plan turn into reality.

The commencement date of commercial operations and the official launch of its hub in Bangkok is only expected to be announced once the operating permits and slots are obtained.

Chief Executive Officer of Thai AirAsia X

Mr. Nadda Buranasiri has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Thai AirAsia X.

Azran Osman-Rani said, The announcement of Mr. Nadda Buranasiri as CEO of Thai AirAsia X has come at an opportune time as we finally received the approvals for the Air Operators Certificate. We welcome him on board the AirAsia family and believe his presence would further add a fresh new perspective to the industry. We look forward to his invaluable contribution to our first long-haul, low cost carrier in Bangkok, Thailand. 

AirAsia X features Premium Flatbed seats which have standard business class specifications of 20 width, 60 pitch and stretch out to 77 in full recline position. The Premium flatbeds feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen.

Premium seat guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 25kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal and Pillow & Duvet.

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