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AirAsia to launch “Colombo-Bangkok” direct flights from July

AirAsia marks another foray into South Asia by offering direct services between Colombo in Sri Lanka and Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok from July.

This 4-time weekly flight service is slated to commence operation on 9 July with special promotional all-in fares starting from Rs. 29,900* one way to experience the vibrancy of Thailand.

AirAsia Thailand CEO Santisuk Klongchaiya said: “Sri Lanka has always been a promising destination for AirAsia. This time we are relaunching the flight from Colombo to Bangkok to provide the people of Sri Lanka with even greater connectivity that comes with attractive low fares to create more demand. We are strongly confident that our return to the market will stimulate travel appetite and demonstrate our commitment to generating more traffic to Sri Lanka to fuel tourism and economic growth for the country. Sri Lanka is such a hidden gem in South Asia with undiscovered potential. We therefore have high expectation for a healthy market reception for this new route.”

He added that Thai AirAsia operates the widest network in domestic Thailand and offers several international connections to other prominent cities in Asia. Travellers from Sri Lanka who wish to explore beyond Bangkok can enjoy a convenient Fly-Thru service with just a single-time baggage check-in from Colombo and make a brief transit in Bangkok to continue seamlessly to other destinations in Thailand and beyond. 

Thailand located in the centre of Southeast Asia is a vibrant destination that is home to rich cultures and splendid religious sites, not to mention ubiquitous Thai street foods and shopping complexes that will fascinate the visitors from start to finish. Sri Lankan travellers can leverage AirAsia’s low fares and gain greater savings for extended visits to Thailand’s crystal-clear beaches in Phuket and Krabi, or for authentic experiences of Thai cuisine and world-class hospitality.

Thai AirAsia offers convenient Fly-Thru transit opportunities to connect to cities in Thailand such as Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Krabi; and to other Asian cities such as Singapore, Bali in Indonesia and Seoul in South Korea.

AirAsia’s Colombo, Sri Lanka - Bangkok Don Mueang direct flight will operate 4 times a week on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun Flight FD141 will depart Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) at 11.00 p.m. to arrive at Don Mueang Airport (DMK) in Bangkok, Thailand at 04.05 a.m. the following day. Flight FD140 departs Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) at 7.45 p.m. to arrive in Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Colombo Sri Lanka at 10.00 p.m.

During its introduction, the airline is offering a promotional fare starting from only Rs. 29,900 per trip for bookings made until 28 May for travel from 9 July to 28 October via Travel Agents, airasia Super App or at www.airasia.com.