Bangkok, 24 December 2016 – Thai AirAsia X, Bangkok-based long haul low cost carrier of AirAsia, will end its Bangkok – Muscat route from 19 January 2017. The last flight between Bangkok and Muscat will be on 14 January.
Thai AirAsia X started flying from its base at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport to two Middle Eastern destinations, Tehran and Muscat, in June this year. The airline’s inaugural flight to Tehran, Iran was on 22 June 2016. Thai AirAsia X operated 3 flights per week to the capital of Iran but stopped its Iran operation from 5 December 2016 onward.
Don Mueang – Muscat flight was commenced on 28 June 2016. The flight to Omani capital was also operated three flights per week. Thai AirAsia X was the first low-cost carrier to connect Thailand with the Middle East.
In November 2016, The airlines reduced its frequencies to these two Middle Eastern destinations to two flights per week before ends its operation subsequently.
Apart from Middle Eastern destinations, Thai AirAsia X flies from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport to Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka and Shanghai. The airline’s fleet consist of 6 Airbus A330-300’s with 377 seats capacity, 12 seats in Premium FlatBed class and 365 seats in Economy class.
AirAsia X, a Malaysian long-haul low cost carrier of AirAsia group, also commenced its flight between Kuala Lumpur and Tehran in June this year. The Malaysian airline will continue its operation in Iran. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is also the other destination in the Middle East served by AirAsia X.