Thai AirAsia Launches 8th destination to China: Don Mueang-Kunming

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Tuesday September 10, 2013 17:18
Bangkok--10 Sep--AirAsia
Thai AirAsia Launches 8th destination to China:Don Mueang-Kunming
Miracles of nature and breath-taking scenery, now within your reach!
Quick flights starting from only 1,690 THB per way

AirAsia continues the expansion of its flight network and adds a new sensation with daily direct flights from Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Kunming, the city of spring and the center of southwest China. Reinforcing its status as the low fare airline with the most complete network in China, AirAsia offers the comfortable two and a half hour, daily flight to Kunming at a promotional fare starting from only 1,690 THB per way (inclusive of tax and fees). Perfect for weekend getaways, journey to Kunming to see its natural stone forest and pass through the auspicious dragon gate of the Western Hills. The inaugural flight takes off on 15 November 2013.

Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia, said the airline has continually focused on China by introducing new routes between Thailand and the key market. The CEO acknowledged the significant potential of China due to its large population and high purchasing power. He also noted that the need for travel to China in Thailand has also grown unceasingly. He elaborated that the airline has focused on flying to centers of business and travel, of which Kunming is both. The city becomes Thai AirAsia?s 8th destination in China.

?Thai AirAsia currently operates up to 119 flights to China a week on 10 different routes. Annually, our flights to China average a passenger load of 85%. It?s a matter of pride for us that we have been able to facilitate the travel of so many Thais to China and to offer them such low fares so they may have more money to spend during their trip?.

Mr. Tassapon added that the new ?Don Mueang-Kunming? route was a worthy addition as it responds to the needs of both individual travellers and families looking to take quick and convenient weekend trips as the journey from Don Mueang to Kunming takes only two and a half hours. The city is full of famous tourist attractions as well as the infrastructure to easily reach them. Whether getting into downtown from the airport or even to nearby cities, Kunming?s buses, electric trains and taxi cabs are all ready and capable.

Experience this new sensation with AirAsia?s promotional launch fare starting at only 1,690 THB per trip (all-inclusive of tax and fees). Book now until 22 September, 2013 for travel between 15 November, 2013 and 5 August, 2014. For details, please visit

For those looking for excellent package deals including a 3-day, 2-night accommodation and roundtrip plane tickets, AirAsiaGo is offering a promotion of 5,099 THB per person, based on twin sharing (all inclusive of tax and fees). For more information please visit to book today until 22 September for the travel period of 15 November 2013-5 August 2014.

Flight Schedule:
Flight number   From   To   Departure Time   Arrival Time   Flight Duration   Frequency   Aircraft
FD 2582         DMK   KMG   9:00             12:30         2:30             Daily       A320
FD 2583         KMG   DMK   13:20           14:50         2:30             Daily       A320

Thai AirAsia launches new daily direct flights between Bangkok (Don Mueang) ? Kunming, starting from 1,690THB per way(320 CNY). Those who joined the official launch of Thai AirAsia?s 8th destination to China in Kunming include (left to right) Ms. Pinnat Charoenphol, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Kunming Office, Mr.Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia, Mr.Vichit Chitvimarn,Consul General of the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Kunming Mr. Guo Qilong, Vice Director of the Airport Management Department, Yunnan Airport Group Co., Ltd,Mr. Lin Kejian, Deputy Director of Kunming Tourism Administration and Mr.Santisuk Klongchaiya, Commercial Director of Thai AirAsia.

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