Thai AirAsia Restarts Flights to Japan and South Korea

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AirAsia X relocating hub to Suvarnabhumi airport to reduce space usage

Thailand’s low-cost carrier, Thai AirAsia X, will resume scheduled passenger flights on June 1. The new hub at Suvarnabhumi airport will allow the airline to cut down on space usage. The airline will fly to popular destinations in Japan and South Korea without quarantine. This move will help Thai AirAsia X boost its business growth and establish more travel connections. As of June 1, the airline will begin operations on two South Korea routes – Suvarnabhumi – Seoul Incheon – and Bangkok & Narita (NRT) – and resume flights to Tokyo Narita.

The airline’s relocating to the Suvarnabhumi airport will reduce space usage, allowing the carrier to expand its operations. In addition to reducing space usage, the new airline will offer more direct flights from the Suvarnabhumi airport. In an effort to maximize space, the company plans to operate only three planes on the Suvarnabhumi hub.

Increase in fuel costs

The private aviation sector has been concerned over the rising price of jet fuel and a recent report says that the airline is experiencing an increased cost of fuel. The increase in fuel costs affects 30% of the airline’s operational costs. The increase in fuel costs has forced the airline to adjust its fares during low season, cut domestic flight frequencies, and take additional steps to cut losses. However, the increase in fuel prices still exceeds last year’s levels.

In addition to the higher cost of fuel, the airline is also experiencing a decline in aircraft utilisation, which results in increased maintenance and repair costs. The group has added 22 new aircraft to its fleet over the past year, and is currently phasing out its Boeing 737s. However, Fernandes remains upbeat about the airline’s performance despite the rising cost of fuel. The airline has seen its fleet age increase since its first flights in December 2001.

Plan to resume flights to South Korea and Japan

The COVID-19 crisis that engulfed Thailand has now been resolved, and Thai AirAsia X is set to restart flights to Seoul, Osaka, Sapporo, and Tokyo. The carrier, which had suspended flights to Japan in March 2020, has recently announced four new routes from Bangkok to Japan. These new flights will allow travelers to visit these two popular destinations without quarantine. The news is welcome news for tourism in Thailand, which is expected to lead to a recovery in the economy.

The new routes will be a huge boost for the airline and will help to alleviate the burden on travelers. Thai AirAsia X will be the first low-cost carrier (LCC) in Thailand to resume flights to South Korea and Japan. The airline’s new routes will operate daily and offer low one-way fares to both destinations. With the continued demand, the airline is expected to be profitable by 2022.

Plan to expand international destinations

The plan to add more international destinations is in line with recent announcements by other airlines. United Airlines and Southwest Airlines are both adding new long-haul flights, while Lufthansa is adding new flights to Europe from March 2021. However, it would require additional costs to set up a new hub, including hiring jet maintenance engineers and ground staff. For now, Thai AirAsia is still focusing on domestic flight service. AirAsia Thailand is Thailand’s largest airline and plans to further exploit its domestic market and expand its international network.

The new destinations will include five Indian cities. The majority of the passengers will be Indian, which is expected to create a demand for these flights. However, the airline has not announced the exact number of seats to be sold, yet. But it does expect demand to be high since both countries recently reached an air travel bubble agreement. TAA will also add flights to Maldives, which are in high demand from both Thai and foreign travellers. Bali is another popular beach destination, as it does not require quarantine and can be visited by Thais as well as foreigners.