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Thai AirAsia commences Penang- Bangkok flights

Travel News Asia 16 June 2004

Thai AirAsia today commenced its new service between Penang and Bangkok.

The new Penang-Bangkok flight is Thai AirAsias first international route out of the island, and will be operated as a daily non stop flight to Bangkok from RM 89.99 / Baht 900 one way.

The launch of the service follows the delivery of a fourth Boeing 737-300 for Thai AirAsias operations. With this new expansion, Thai AirAsia now flies to eight destinations within Thailand and to six international destinations (Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu - Sabah, Johor, Singapore, & Macau on 5th July) from its hub at Bangkok International Airport.

Flights depart Bangkok at 10:00 arriving in Penang at 12:40, the return leg departs Penang at 13:25 arriving in Bangkok at 14:05 - all times local.

Tassapon Bijleveld, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia Thai operations said, We are thrilled to fly to Penang as it is a cultural destination with deep links to Thailand. We expect our low fares will strengthen tourism and economic flows between Malaysia and Thailand.

Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia commented, AirAsia is pleased to link yet another local Malaysian destination to Bangkok and vice versa. We hope, the new route, a combination of Penangs bustling trade and commercial industry, and Bangkoks vibrant tourists attractions, will serve to increase and introduce new traffic between both destinations.

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