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.