(09 Dec 2020)
Thai AirAsia’s CEO says the airline is fast
approaching pre-COVID19 capacity levels.
As December is traditionally a peak travel period and in line
with increased demand, Thai AirAsia has added more flights from both
Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports to popular destinations such
as Chiang Mai, Nan, Phuket, Hat Yai and Nakhon Si Thammarat, among
The airline’s CEO, Santisuk
Klongchaiya, said, “We have seen an overwhelming response from the
public to the government’s initiatives in promoting domestic
travel, which AirAsia has been strongly supporting. Our domestic
operations in Thailand are already fast approaching pre-COVID19
capacity levels and with the upcoming holiday season, we are
confident of exceeding 85% load factors for December.
The low cost carrier is doing all it can to
ensure guests that it will
continue to maintain stringent safety measures on every flight by
performing temperature screenings, requiring face masks and sanitising
its aircraft cabins.
“As the largest low cost airline in Thailand,
AirAsia contributes significantly to tourism and the local
economy, not to mention the spin off effects of air travel which
disperse the revenue benefits nationwide. We have witnessed much
pent up demand for domestic air travel over recent months and
continue to increase frequency across our entire network, with
100% of capacity now on sale for December compared to the same
time last year,” Mr. Santisuk added.
All AirAsia passengers are required
to bring their own masks and to wear them properly before, during
and after the flight, including during check-in and bag
collection. Guests without a mask will be denied boarding.
The airline also recommends
passengers to check-in online via its website, mobile app or
kiosks, and to use its QR Code system for contactless check-in and
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