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|Founded||8 December 2003|
|Hubs||Don Mueang International Airport |
|Key people||Tassapon Bijleveld (CEO)|
Thai AirAsia (Thai: ไทยแอร์เอเชีย) is a joint venture of Malaysian low-fare airline AirAsia (Thai: แอร์เอเชีย) and Thailand's Asia Aviation. It serves AirAsia's regularly scheduled domestic and international flights from Bangkok and other cities in Thailand.
Thai AirAsia was the only low-cost airline operating both domestic and international flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport. The airline transferred all operations from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Don Mueang International Airport effective 1 October 2012.
Thai AirAsia launched domestic operations on February 2004.
On 15 February 2006 it was announced that Asia Aviation, a registered Thai company, had taken Shin Corp.’s 50% stake in Thai AirAsia. Asia Aviation was a joint venture set up by Shin Corp., which held 49% of Asia Aviation's shares while 51% was held by Thai investor Sittichai Veerathammanoon.
In May 2007, Thai AirAsia's management acquired 100% of Asia Aviation. Today, Thai AirAsia is 55% owned by Asia Aviation, 45% owned by AirAsia International
As of November 2013, the Thai AirAsia fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 3.1 years:
The airline sponsors the Thai Fight Muay Thai, the Thai football teams Buriram United, SCG Muangthong United, Chonburi, Osotspa Saraburi, BEC Tero Sasana, Chiangrai UTD, Chainat, Pattaya United, Samut Prakan CUTD, Bangkok United, Phuket, Krabi, Air Force AVIA, Gulf Saraburi, Singhtarua, Nakhon Phanom, Loei City, Trang, Phayao, The referee of FAT and Thailand Volleyball Association.
Thai AirAsia has endorsement deals with the following:
- AirAsia confirms move to Don Mueang by Oct 1 - The Nation
- AirAsia opens new hub in Chiang Mai
- Join BIG! AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme
- Bloomberg Businessweek: Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia
- Thai AirAsia To Stay At Suvarnabhumi Airport :: Bernama.com
- Maierbrugger, Arno (1 July 2013). "ASEAN’s most punctual airline: Thai AirAsia". Inside Investor. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
- "Thai AirAsia Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
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