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#1 Syukri

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

Pardon my French but I believe its says AirAsia X plans to set up Bangkok Base this october..

 

 

The airline low cost long-haul AirAsia X would install a base Bangkok , where it would serve the Japan andKorea South .

According to the Bangkok Post of 19 March 2013, the subsidiary of Malaysian specialist cheap flight AirAsia has asked an operating license to the authorities of Thailand, hoping to launch in October regular connections from Bangkok airport - Suvarnabhumi

 

 

 

full article here:

 

http://www.air-journ...kok-569928.html



#2 alberttky

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

Way long overdue!



#3 Isaac

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:56 PM

Way long overdue!

I second that!

 

It probably will have far greater success in BKK as the North Asia and Europe demand in and out of BKK is far bigger than KUL!



#4 flee

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

Don't know if they will manage that. Thai govt. will protect Thai International and may block this.



http://www.bangkokpo...yes-thai-launch



#5 KK Lee

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:21 AM

A333 could operate under FD and code share with D7.



#6 Lock SH

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

True, but the process is ain't simple as that. The aircraft needs to be in Thai's registration, crewed by Thais and a fresh application for a new aircraft type to be inserted in the Thai's Air Asia AOC, not to mention a fresh application for a new AOP since the intention is to operate to new routes.

 

All these involves new audit by the authority body, objections from current operators and a new air services agreement between Thailand and the countries involve.

 

But then, money talks ...... :good: 

 

 

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#7 flee

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:52 PM

AirAsia X selection of Bangkok as second base increases pressure on Thai Airways

 

AirAsia X is close to finalising plans for establishing an affiliate in Thailand, a fast-growing market with favourable conditions for long-haul low-cost operations. The new joint venture project between AirAsia X and Thai partners, which will almost certainly include sister short-haul carrier Thai AirAsia, will put further pressure on the Thai Airways Group.

 

Thai Airways has already been struggling to fend off increasing LCC competition in the domestic and regional international market, which it has responded to by increasing its involvement in short-haul LCC affiliate Nok Air and launching new hybrid carrier Thai Smile. AirAsia X will bring new LCC competition to some of Thai’s strongest medium-haul markets, particularly Australia, Korea and Japan.

 

Thai Airways has been studying potential long-haul low-cost options and the launch of an AirAsia X affiliate in Thailand, which will likely commence services within the next year, adds urgency. Thai Airways has already been slightly impacted by Asia’s two other long-haul LCCs, Jetstar and Scoot, but having to compete with a local long-haul LCC represents a much bigger challenge.

 

AirAsia X has only had one base – Kuala Lumpur – since launching services in 2007. Additional bases were always envisioned with Bali and Bangkok initially considered the most likely alternatives as AirAsia X could leverage its relationship with Indonesia AirAsia and Thai AirAsia. Tokyo and Manila also have become considerations for AirAsia X following the launch of Japan AirAsia and AirAsia Philippines in 2012.

 

More here:

http://centreforavia...-airways-104002



#8 Mike P

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

This also will increase the pressure in KUL base.



#9 Isaac

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:54 PM

This also will increase the pressure in KUL base.


Agreed! Somehow I think this will affect D7 more than TG as TG has always had many competitors even back when TG was still operating out of Donmueang. Besides, various holiday airlines fly in and out of Bangkok and not to forget Norwegian, which has big plans for Bangkok too.

#10 flee

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:14 PM

While that may be the case, I think that Airasia X have worked out that the total from KUL + DMK will be better than from just KUL alone. It also help them cover the Thai market as well as compete better with Scoot.

 

End result will be great deals for travellers, especially those Aussies who love D7!



#11 Mike P

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

First flight operating out of BKK, it's going to be LON!



#12 Lock SH

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

Maybe on A359 but not on A333 ...... if you are talking about a direct service.

 

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#13 flee

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

First flight operating out of BKK, it's going to be LON!

D7 has already said that North Asia will be the initial focus of its proposed DMK operations.

 

Europe will only be looked at after they received the A350 (2017 or later). The only factors that can change that will be lower airport charges/taxes/ETS and lower oil prices. US os even further away as demand is uncertain - plus US Visas are a pain in the neck for Malaysian passport holders.



#14 Isaac

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

First flight operating out of BKK, it's going to be LON!

They can't compete with all the ME giants! Unlikely they will fly to EU anytime soon.



#15 Mike P

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

D7 has already said that North Asia will be the initial focus of its proposed DMK operations.

 

Europe will only be looked at after they received the A350 (2017 or later). The only factors that can change that will be lower airport charges/taxes/ETS and lower oil prices. US os even further away as demand is uncertain - plus US Visas are a pain in the neck for Malaysian passport holders.

 

Malaysian applying US Visa is not really a pain but very tedious, not only just applying but requiring interview. But once approved, it's a 10 years valid Visa.



#16 Mohd Suhaimi Fariz

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

D7 has already said that North Asia will be the initial focus of its proposed DMK operations.

 

Europe will only be looked at after they received the A350 (2017 or later). The only factors that can change that will be lower airport charges/taxes/ETS and lower oil prices. US os even further away as demand is uncertain - plus US Visas are a pain in the neck for Malaysian passport holders.

 

Actually a US visa application is only a pain in the neck if you don't have the right documents to assist with the process, and the interview process is not as horrific as some people have described.

 

I really believe Malaysians should visit the US more. It'll definitely clear up a lot of misconception about the country, and of course it's less costly than EU/UK



#17 Waiping

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:40 PM

Malaysian applying US Visa is not really a pain but very tedious, not only just applying but requiring interview. But once approved, it's a 10 years valid Visa.

 

Not quite 10 years flat I think.  Some may be granted shorter period.



#18 Naim

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:02 PM

In the early 90s, I got 'INDEFINITE' US visa, but later withdrawn. :(



#19 Mike P

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:20 PM

In the early 90s, I got 'INDEFINITE' US visa, but later withdrawn. :(

 

After 911, they have withdrawn all such privileges. 



#20 flee

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

The Board of Directors of AirAsia X (“the Board”) wishes to announce that the Company had 
on 18th September 2013 entered into a Joint Venture Agreement (“JVA” or “Transaction”) with 
Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld (“TB”) and Mr. Julpas Kruesopon (“JK”), the shareholders of TAAX 
(collectively referred to as “the Parties”) to govern the relationship between the Parties. 
 
More:

Edited by flee, 19 September 2013 - 06:20 PM.





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