Mumbai: AirAsia further connects Thailand and India with two new routes flying direct from Bangkok to Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar, starting this December. The Bangkok-Visakhapatnam flight is scheduled at four times a week, starting from December 7. The flight departs Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The Bangkok-Bhubaneswar flight is scheduled at three times a week, starting from December 6. It departs Don Mueang Airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Visakhapatnam is a key port city that is undergoing notable growth and is the home of many world-class companies in the medicine, minerals and heavy industries sectors. Bhubaneswar is well-endowed with historical sites significant to the Buddhist faith, making it a prime destination for devout Buddhists. Known as the ‘City of Temples’, Bhubaneswar has also become a beacon for telecommunications and technological investment.
AirAsia currently flies direct from India to Bangkok on five routes, from Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Jaipur and Kochi. A majority of passengers on the routes, 80 to 90 per cent, are Indian and they maintain a load factor average of 87 per cent. For Thai AirAsia, India is a strong market with great growth potential that has always responded well to its activities.