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Yay! AirAsia is planning a new route to Eastern Europe!

OT | 16 Nov 2016 18:30 | Liu Yang | Comments: 17

Thai AirAsia, a joint venture between the Malaysia’s AirAsia and Thailand’s Asia Aviation, continues its rapid expansion. The airline is considering the launch of services to Eastern Europe next year!

Thai AirAsia is keen to expand its Bangkok hub and the base at U-Tapao near the city of Pattaya, which opened in September 2015. The carrier is considering the launch of services to Eastern Europe in 2017:

Budapest, Prague and Warsaw are under consideration, said Thai AirAsia CEO Tassapon Bijleveld.

There would be nice opportunities to offer connections within Asia to passengers flying in from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

The largest budget carrier in Asia is also planning further growth in China as it continues to expand its fleet rapidly. India is another focus area for the low-cost airline. With the Bangkok-China market relatively saturated and highly competitive, India and Eastern Europe are attractive options.

H/T: CAPA

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    Professor 16 Nov 2016 19:35

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    José 16 Nov 2016 19:44

    Professor Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary are not Eastern Europe.

    As we say in Portugal… Eastern Europe starts in Spain. Just a matter of perspective.

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    Eric Poland 16 Nov 2016 20:16

    For us its like calling your country Spain.. So pls check map before and do care what you’re saying.Poland,Hungary,Slovakia and Czech Republic are Central Europe.keep it that way

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    Siljeeee 16 Nov 2016 21:06

    When I saw title “Eastern Europe” I expected Serbia 😉

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    thomas 16 Nov 2016 21:18

    definitely eastern europe, because baltic countries are now being considered northern europe as sweden, finland and norway

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    Professor 16 Nov 2016 21:27
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    maen 16 Nov 2016 21:49

    thomas definitely eastern europe, because baltic countries are now being considered northern europe as sweden, finland and norway

    And what about Austria? Eastern Europe? Czech republic and biiger part od Polland are more western than Austria is….look at the map….

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    Kazik 16 Nov 2016 23:18

    Pl, Czech Rep and Hungary are Eastern Europe in cultural, economic and, in this particular case, business sense. Geographically speaking these places may well be in Central Europe but this notion is loose, and above all, the countries in o this region are vastly diverse, hence using this term is rather useless. This article is about potential flights to to Eastern Europe, among these to Poland which for me is a great piece of info!

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    masaladosa 16 Nov 2016 23:55

    Poland is not even Eastern Europe as far as mentality of a vast majority of its inhabitants is concerned, it’s rather Western Asia. That said I’m looking forward to new asian connetctions.

    mdosa

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    Academician 17 Nov 2016 8:23
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    S.Marino 17 Nov 2016 10:15

    Kazik Pl, Czech Rep and Hungary are Eastern Europe in cultural, economic and, in this particular case, business sense. Geographically speaking these places may well be in Central Europe but this notion is loose, and above all, the countries in o this region are vastly diverse, hence using this term is rather useless. This article is about potential flights to to Eastern Europe, among these to Poland which for me is a great piece of info!

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    Professor 17 Nov 2016 10:39

    Kazik Pl, Czech Rep and Hungary are Eastern Europe in cultural, economic and, in this particular case, business sense. Geographically speaking these places may well be in Central Europe but this notion is loose, and above all, the countries in o this region are vastly diverse, hence using this term is rather useless. This article is about potential flights to to Eastern Europe, among these to Poland which for me is a great piece of info!

    How countries using latin alphabet, roman catholic may have been compared with Orthodox and Cyryllic script? Culturally Eastern European? Beeing a part of Austro-Hungarian empire? Look at common architecture, art, history.

    Please, do not be ignorant, wherever you live. Knowledge can not be beaten by idiotic statements…

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    EasternEuropean 17 Nov 2016 12:10

    Calm down y’all. Enjoy the fact that you will soon be able to fly cheaply to Asia and leave your Eastern European sentiments behind.

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    Academician 17 Nov 2016 14:45

    Professor

    Kazik Pl, Czech Rep and Hungary are Eastern Europe in cultural, economic and, in this particular case, business sense. Geographically speaking these places may well be in Central Europe but this notion is loose, and above all, the countries in o this region are vastly diverse, hence using this term is rather useless. This article is about potential flights to to Eastern Europe, among these to Poland which for me is a great piece of info!

    How countries using latin alphabet, roman catholic may have been compared with Orthodox and Cyryllic script? Culturally Eastern European? Beeing a part of Austro-Hungarian empire? Look at common architecture, art, history.Please, do not be ignorant, wherever you live. Knowledge can not be beaten by idiotic statements…

    Following this logic, let’s add Mexico, Argentina, Peru and dozens of other countries all around the world to Central Europe. Why not? They all use latin script and pray in catholic churches. The segmentation is not of religious or scryptologic but of political and historical art. Everything behind a former eastern bloc border belongs to Eastern Europe. Just face it, my friend.

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    Professor 17 Nov 2016 15:32

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    John 17 Nov 2016 16:13

    Who gives a fuck, the only thing that matters are cheap flights

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    traveler 18 Nov 2016 0:10

    masaladosa Poland is not even Eastern Europe as far as mentality of a vast majority of its inhabitants is concerned, it’s rather Western Asia. That said I’m looking forward to new asian connetctions.mdosa

    and what can you possibly know about their mentality? I’ve been to Poland 3 times so far. According to your comment, traditional catholic mentality is a specialty of Asia? 😉

    get your head out of your a** man.

    btw, the new connection sounds great. more cheap tickets to get :)

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