Thai AirAsia X
|Commenced operations||17 June 2014|
|Hubs||Don Mueang International Airport|
|Company slogan||Now Everyone Can Fly Xtra Long|
|Parent company||Asia Aviation Public Company Limited|
|Headquarters||Don Mueang, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Key people||Nadda Buranasiri|
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.
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. 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. 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.
As of July 2019, Thai AirAsia X operates the following scheduled destinations:
|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
|Airbus A330-900neo||2||—||12||365||377||242t version.|
The first operator of the A330neo in Asia.
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