AirAsia Joins Hands with Thai Olympic Committee and Sports Authority of Thailand to Fly Thai Athletes to 2013 SEA Games in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Thursday October 10, 2013 16:12
Bangkok--10 Oct--AirAsia

AirAsia has joined hands with the Olympic Committee of Thailand (Under Royal Patronage) and the Sports Authority of Thailand to sponsor Thailand’s athletes participating in this year’s South East Asia Games in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar while also inviting Thais to take advantage of low fare flights to cheer on their sportsmen courtside.

Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia, pointed out that Thai AirAsia is the first and only low fare airline to fly daily and direct to Nay Pyi Taw. Using its fleet of all new Airbus A320 planes, each seating a comfortable 180 passengers, AirAsia services the convenient 1.5 hour flight to offer travelers easy and economical access to Myanmar’s capital, whether for business or leisure trips or even to view the SEA Games competition in December this year.

“A main goal of opening the Nay Pyi Taw route for AirAsia was to support the SEA Games and Thai athletes taking part in it. There were no direct flights to the city before, making it difficult and taxing on athletes. By operating flights from Bangkok to Nay Pyi Taw, we are helping the athletes perform at their best. Athletes in over 26 categories, such as Badminton and Sepak Takraw, totaling over 851 individuals will be competing in this year’s games. AirAsia thanks the Olympic Committee of Thailand and the Sports Authority of Thailand for entrusting us with this worthwhile task.”

Mr. Tassapon added that AirAsia is also offering special fares for involved parties, such as members of the press, business people and members of the public who wish to travel to Nay Pyi Taw to cheer on their athletes. He called on all to fly direct with AirAsia to give Thailand’s athletes morale and to make the games an event of excitement.

AirAsia currently offers flights from Bangkok to 2 other destinations in Myanmar, flying Bangkok-Yangon 4 times daily and Bangkok-Mandalay once daily. Both destinations will also be hosting SEA Games competitions and AirAsia will be providing its support to them as well.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Krittiyawadee Pongpanich krittiyawadeep@airasia.com
Nuttawut Jitardharn nuttawutj@airasia.com
Piyasuda Archasantisuk piyasudaa@airasia.com

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