Thai AirAsia X

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Thai AirAsia X
ไทยแอร์เอเชีย เอกซ์
AirAsia X Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
XJ TAX EXPRESS WING
Founded2014; 5 years ago (2014)
Commenced operations17 June 2014 (17 June 2014)
HubsDon Mueang International Airport
Fleet size12
Destinations10
Company sloganNow Everyone Can Fly Xtra Long
Parent companyAsia Aviation Public Company Limited[1]
HeadquartersDon Mueang, Bangkok, Thailand
Key peopleNadda Buranasiri[2]
Websitewww.airasia.com

Thai AirAsia X (Thai: ไทยแอร์เอเชีย เอกซ์) is a Thai long-haul low-fare airline headquartered and based at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok. It is a joint venture of AirAsia X from Malaysia and Thai AirAsia.

History[edit]

On 18 September 2013 AirAsia X signed a shareholders agreement with Tassapon Bijleveld and Julpas Krueospon to establish a joint venture co-operation for a long-haul low-cost airline, a Thai company named Thai AirAsia X Company Limited was started in which AirAsia took a 49% share.[3] Thai AirAsia X is the medium and long-haul operation of the brand Thai AirAsia. The franchise can keep costs down by using a common ticketing system, aircraft livery, employee uniforms, and management style.

On 3 February 2014 Thai AirAsia X received an Air Operators Certificate from the Department of Civil Aviation of Thailand which allowed the airline to apply for permits and slots for the intended routes.[3] Thai AirAsia X launched its first destination to Seoul-Incheon on 17 June 2014 followed by Osaka-Kansai and Tokyo-Narita on 1 September 2014.

In December 2016, Thai AirAsia X announced the end of services to the Middle East by subsequently cancelling all flights to Tehran and Muscat.[4]

In August 2019, Thai AirAsia X took delivery of its first Airbus A330-900neo aircraft.[5]

Destinations[edit]

As of July 2019, Thai AirAsia X operates the following scheduled destinations:

City Country Airport Notes
Bangkok Thailand Don Mueang International Airport Hub
Brisbane Australia Brisbane Airport
Fukuoka Japan Fukuoka Airport
Nagoya Japan Chubu Centrair International Airport
Nanchang China Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Osaka Japan Kansai International Airport
Sapporo Japan New Chitose Airport
Seoul South Korea Incheon International Airport
Shanghai China Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shenyang China Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Tianjin China Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Tokyo Japan Narita International Airport

Fleet[edit]

A Thai AirAsia X Airbus A330-300.

The Thai AirAsia X fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[6][7]

Thai AirAsia X Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
P E Total
Airbus A330-300 10 12 365 377 All 233t version.
4 aircraft ex-Dragonair.
3 aircraft ex-China Eastern Airlines.
1 ex-Singapore Airlines aircraft
30 255 285
367 367
Airbus A330-900neo 2 12 365 377 242t version.
The first operator of the A330neo in Asia.
Total 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASIA Aviation Public Company Limited". www.aavplc.com.
  2. ^ "AirAsia X & Thai AirAsia X To Commence Flights To Narita & Osaka From Kuala Lumpur & Bangkok - AirAsia". www.airasia.com.
  3. ^ a b "AAX Quarterly Announcement Q4 2013" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Thai AirAsia X to axe Middle Eastern services".
  5. ^ Nick Wenzel (10 August 2019). "The AirAsia X becomes Airbus A330neo operator". International Flight Network. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  6. ^ "TAAX plans new routes, fleet growth | Bangkok Post: business". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Thai AirAsia X Fleet Details and History". m.planespotters.net.

External links[edit]

Media related to Thai AirAsia X at Wikimedia Commons