Low-cost carrier Thai AirAsiaX announced that it will launch new services between two Australian cities: Melbourne and Sydney.

These flights will be the first time AirAsiaX will connect the three cities, starting December 1 and 2, 2022.

From Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), there will be four weekly flights direct to SYD on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. BKK to MEL flights will operate three times per week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

The flights will be serviced by AirAsiaX’s Airbus A350, with 377 seats in total, split into business and economy class cabins.

“Thailand and Australia have maintained strong relations for over 70 years, and Australia is among the top three educational destinations for Thai students as well as a leading travel destination for Thai tourists,” Tassapon Bijleveld, Acting CEO of Thai AirAsia X said in a statement.

“Thai AirAsia X is very excited to be adding Sydney and Melbourne as two key destinations in Australia this year, with a priority on these two cities as amongst the most popular routes,” Bijleveld added.

“We are thrilled to welcome Thai AirAsia X to the Melbourne Airport family. Thailand is a favorite destination of Australians, and we expect these new direct services will be popular, particularly among leisure travelers keen to get back to Southeast Asia to experience the country’s incredible food, beaches and culture,” Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Jim Parashos said in a statement.

Australia remains a key market for the AirAsia brand. Malaysian-based AirAsia X, the affiliate long-haul sister airline of Thai AirAsia X, has also recently announced new services from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney commencing September 9, 2022 and to Perth, Melbourne and Auckland (via Sydney), which will start November 2022.
 

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