Thai AirAsia X will operate its first-ever Australian services a four-weekly connection from Bangkok (Thailand) to Brisbane (Australia) from 25 June 2019.
The new services is set to bring around 25,000 passenger per year to Brisbane.
AirAsia X Group chief executive officer (CEO), Nadda Buranasiri said since Queensland became AirAsia’s home in Australia when the first AirAsia X flight touched down on the Gold Coast in October 2007, it has carried more than two million passengers to and from the sunshine state.
He added: “This new route to Brisbane will not only increase traffic between Thailand and Queensland, but importantly provide guests with a low-cost option to explore Bangkok and the more than 130 destinations found in AirAsia’s network.”
Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO, Gert-Jan de Graaff added: “With Brisbane’s new runway opening in 18 short months, the decision by AirAsia to bring its first-ever aircraft from the low-cost hub, Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok to Brisbane was a prudent move.
“Thailand is an aspirational destination for Australians and one of Brisbane Airport’s largest underserved markets, so AirAsia’s quality low fare flight options direct into the heart of Bangkok is sure to be very popular with travellers.”