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Wed, 16 March 2016

Thai AirAsia to Launch Bangkok - Kochi Flights

Thai AirAsia is to launch daily direct flights between Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok and Kochi, an important port city on Indias southwest coast.

To celebrate the new route Thai AirAsia is offering a special fare of THB 1,990 per trip until 27 March 2016 for travel between 16 May 2016 and 22 May 2017.

Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia, said, We are ready to move forward in India this year as we can clearly see opportunities both in the travel sector and trade segment. The AirAsia brand is already familiar to the people of India following the success of our Chennai and Bangalore routes, which both saw Load Factors of 84% in 2015. Opening a direct flight to Kochi was very enticing and we expect to achieve Load Factors over 85% within the first 3 months of the routes operation as well as further growth in the future.

Kochi is both an important port city and industrial hub for India, and has maintained an economic growth rate of 8.3% per year, making it a rapidly developing economic city. It is considered the trade capital of Kerala State and is one of the top 17 industrial cities of India with main businesses including construction, marine transport, information technology, health services and financial services.

Kochi also has many stunning tourism destinations and activities, such as Backwater Boathouses, allowing travelers a romantic way to view nature, and Chinese Fishing nets, a fishing technique that for 500 years was only practiced in China.

Presently, Thai AirAsia flies Don Mueang-Chennai 5 times weekly and Don Mueang-Bangalore 5 times weekly while also providing Fly Thru service from Don Mueang to many destinations popular among Indian travelers, including to Phuket, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Krabi and Surat Thani domestically and to Singapore, Macao and Ho Chi Minh.

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