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AirAsia Launches Fly-Thru Services via Bangkok Don Mueang Airport Easily connect and transit to destinations in Thailand and beyond!

November 7, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

AirAsia and Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) launches an easy and convenient flight transit service via Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport. Starting from 1 December 2013, AirAsia will increase its connectivity to 34 routes through the Fly-Thru service which will allow AirAsia passengers to check their bags through and collect them at their final destination when transiting through Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport.

18173E975FD09F97E9FC59D55629E76E1Fly-Thru passengers will also be exempt from Don Mueang’s airport tax. Meanwhile, those who book Fly-Thru flights from today until 17 November 2013 can enjoy an exciting promotional deal of up to 20% OFF! This offer is only available for travel during 1 December 2013-29 March 2014. For more information, please visit www.airasia.com.

Flying Officer Chaturongkapon Sodmanee, General Manager of Don Mueang International Airport said, “We are excited that Don Mueang International Airport is expanding its capacity to facilitate transit options for passengers. We have prepared a CIQ area for transit passengers on the second floor of the arrival area, with facilities including security checks, visa-on-arrival counters and immigration counters.”

“With so much traffic into Indochina from Ho Chi Minh City and Yangon via Bangkok, there is much potential for Don Mueang International Airport to become a travel and transit hub to Indochina and other destinations. Such services will certainly be an advantage for business and leisure travellers flying through Don Mueang and we look forward to constantly making the transit an easier and more convenient process”, added the General Manager.

According to Santisuk Klongchaiya, Thai AirAsia’s Director of Commercial, “We are very pleased to offer more convenience to our passengers who CF51470AC768663EA40B724EAFC85F221can now easily transit to AirAsia’s extensive network of 34 Fly-Thru routes via Bangkok. Apart from AirAsia’s 1C9CF93DF8037C8C7DB1F642FEE79BDB1low fares, travellers will be able to check in one time and pick up all their checked-in belongings at the final destination. Other benefits for Fly-Thru passengers who are travelling from one international destination to another international destination via Bangkok include being exempt from airport taxes in Don Mueang Airport, being exempt from a Thai visa requirement, and being able to skip the immigration line in Bangkok.”

“The Fly-Thru service will benefit leisure travellers, business travellers, and also those who live in other cities in Thailand. Leisure travellers include passengers from China to Thailand’s beach destinations such as Krabi and Phuket while business travellers may find the Yangon-Siem Reap or Yangon-Ho Chi Minh City route a convenient option. From Thailand, people who are living in Krabi, Chiang Mai or Phuket will be able to conveniently reach international destinations with ease”, said the Director of Commercial.

“Currently, Thai AirAsia’s most popular routes that people self connect to include Macau-Phuket, followed by Guangzhou-Phuket and Chongqing-Phuket”, added Santisuk.

International passengers who are transiting to a domestic destination in Thailand (Chiang Mai, Phuket or Krabi) will be required to go through an immigration line upon their arrival in Bangkok, which is their first port of entry into the country. Meanwhile, visa requirements for the final destination still apply and airport taxes are still applicable at the origin destination.

To take advantage of the special promotional discount of 20% OFF AirAsia’s Fly-Thru destinations, passengers must book today-17 November 2013 for travel during 1 December 2013-29 March 2014. For more information, please visit www.airasia.com.

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