Private airlines Thai Air Asia has started flight operation from Dhaka to Don Mueang of Thailand on Thursday night.
The airline will operate four flights a week from Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to the Don Mueang International Airport route. However, considering the passengers’ pressure, the airline plans to operate flights from Sylhet and Chittagong to Bangkok’s Suvarna Airport in future.
Thai Air Asia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Santisuk Klongchalya gave this information at a press conference held at Hotel Sonargaon in the capital on Friday.
He said that since 2015, Thai Air Asia had been operating 14 flights a week between Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur. This is the continuation of Thai Air Asia flight operation. This flight service started on the Dhaka-Don Mueang route from Thursday.
He also said that a passenger can carry luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kilogram.
However, if the weight is more than that, the charge will be applicable.
When asked how much the fare will be on the Dhaka-Dongmuang route, he said that the minimum fare will start from Tk 22,000. However, this fare will depend on which class of ticket the passenger buys.
The passengers and guests arriving on the Thai AirAsia inaugural flight were welcomed with flowers and souvenirs by the top-level management team of Thai Air Asia GSA, TAS Aviation Limited's Chairman K M Mozibul Hoque, Sheikh Mamunul Hoque, Vice Chairman, Morsedul Alam Chaklader, Managing Director, Kazi Shah Muzakker Ahmadul Hoque, Director, Md. Atiqur Rahman Masud, Director, Engr. Anwar Abedin Manik, Director, and other members of TAS Aviation Limited.
AirAsia, which was voted the world's best low-cost airline for 13 years in a row in Skytrax awards, has been operating 14 weekly flights between Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur since 2015. With the addition of the Thai AirAsia flight, the group has added a new route for Bangladeshi travellers to avail AirAsia's affordable and lucrative fares in line with their vision ‘Now Everybody Can Fly’.