Thai AirAsia launches Dhaka-Bangkok inaugural flight29 November 2022
Business Report :
Thai AirAsia, a subsidiary of the Malaysian-based AirAsia Aviation Group, has launched their inaugural flight between Dhaka and Bangkok on Thursday.
The inaugural flight departed from Don Mueang Airport (DMK), Bangkok, and landed in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 12:25am (local time). The incoming flight carried a number of eminent passengers including officials from Thai AirAsia. Santisuk Klongchaiya, CEO, Tansita Akrarittipirom, Regional Commercial Head, Chanita Sriprasert, Product Manager, Nuttawut Jitardharn, Public Relations Manager. Fueangvit Suvarnanetra, and Thai AirAsia Government Relations Manager, Tada Chaovanapunja. In addition, Thai AirAsia Corporate Communications Senior Executives were amongst the delegation team in the inaugural flight. The flight launching ceremony was held in city's PanPacific Sonargaon hotel on Saturday. Md. Mahbub Ali, MP, state minister, ministry of civil aviation and tourism, had grace the occasion as the chief guest. Air vice Marshal M Ma?dur Rahman, Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, Makawadee Sumitmor, Thai Ambassador to Bangladesh, Haznah Md Hashim, High Commissioner of Malaysia to Bangladesh, Santisuk Klongchaiya, CEO of Thai AirAsia and Manoj Dharmani, head of regional commercial were also present in the ceremony as special guests.
Thai Air Asia GSA, TAS Aviation Limited's Chairman K M Mozibul Hoque, Sheikh Mamunul Hoque, Vice Chairman & CEO, Morsedul Alam Chaklader Managing Director, Kazi Shah Muzakker Ahmadul Hoque, Director, Md. Atiqur Rahman Masud, Director, Engr. Anwar Abedin Manik, Director, and other members of TAS Aviation Limited were also present in the event.
AirAsia, voted the world's best low-cost airline for 13 years in a row in Skytrax awards, has been operating fourteen weekly flights between Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur since 2015. With the addition of the Thai AirAsia flight, the group has added a new route for Bangladeshi travelers to avail AirAsia's affordable and lucrative fares in line with their vision "now everybody can fly".
The airline will operate four weekly flights between Dhaka and Don Mueang, Bangkok.
Afterward, the guests from Thai AirAsia and TAS Aviation then gathered for cake-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the event followed by cultural show, dinner and raffle draw.