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#41 JuliusWong

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:55 PM

9M-XXL and 9M-XXM had been transferred. I do hope they are launching service after the protest in Thailand has died down. Now it is not really the good timing. 

 

Meanwhile AirAsia X is running a well-oiled machine, knowing the impending launching and grab hold as many A333 RR Trent 700 powered as possible. Left with B-HWI (cn 716) to be delivered as 9M-XXQ.



#42 JingKai Seah

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:05 PM

btw guys.. with leased aircraft.. does D7 actually refurbish the interior with new seats/IFE etc? or do they use back the same ones that are already fitted on previous airline?



#43 flee

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:09 PM

btw guys.. with leased aircraft.. does D7 actually refurbish the interior with new seats/IFE etc? or do they use back the same ones that are already fitted on previous airline?

The six A333s leased from ILFC will feature the standard D7 3-3-3 cabin with 12 angled lie flat premium seats..



#44 JuliusWong

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:24 PM

btw guys.. with leased aircraft.. does D7 actually refurbish the interior with new seats/IFE etc? or do they use back the same ones that are already fitted on previous airline?

 

 

The six A333s leased from ILFC will feature the standard D7 3-3-3 cabin with 12 angled lie flat premium seats..

Affirmative. The aircraft are stripped off all KA interior at Xiamen Gaoqi Taikoo Maintenance Centre and painted there. It will then flew to Singapore to be fitted with D7 interior of 3-3-3 Y class and 2-2-2 Premium class.

 

The only way to tell the difference between the owned and leased are the instrument layout in cockpit and ex-KA planes' butt are not painted with AirAsia signature (i.e. the APU is all white).



#45 Walter Sim

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:31 PM

Was on an ex KA bird few months ago, can see traces of KA branding in the lavatory.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:09 AM

The only way to tell the difference between the owned and leased are the instrument layout in cockpit and ex-KA planes' butt are not painted with AirAsia signature (i.e. the APU is all white).

 

APU as in the auxiliary powering unit? Didn't realize that there's branding there! :D



#47 flee

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:49 PM

AirAsia's Long-Haul Thailand Affiliate Gets Nod to Start Flights

 

Malaysian long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X Bhd. (5238.KU) said Tuesday that its affiliate in Thailand has received permission to start flights.

 
Thai AirAsia X received its Air Operator's Certificate from the Department of Civil Aviation of Thailand on Monday, the Kuala Lumpur-listed airline said in a statement.
 
AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of AirAsia Bhd., flies Airbus A330 wide-body jets to destinations in Australia, Japan and China that are between four and eight hours of flying time from its base in the Malaysian capital.
 
Thai AirAsia X will lease two Airbus A330-300s with 377 seats each in its first year of operation and will start services from Don Mueang airport in Bangkok after it gets operating permits and slots, it said.
 


#48 flee

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

Political turbulence delays Thai AirAsia X inaugural flight

 

http://www.nationmul...r-30227285.html



#49 JuliusWong

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 06:19 PM

Pretty impressive Thai AirAsia can maintain their load factor at 84% in last quarter 2013 despite the political upheaval. In addition, 400k short of 10 million pax target. Now we can see both NokScoot and Thai AirAsia X competing who will start earlier. It does seems like NokScoot has the upper hand for now.



#50 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:47 AM

First destination is KIX and the airline code is XJ. Service to start tentatively on 7 April 2014. http://airlineroute....0/xj-kix-apr14/



#51 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:48 AM

XJ should counter attacks this one asap. http://airlineroute....q-melbkk-may14/



#52 JuliusWong

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:54 AM

Thanks MAR for the info. XJ- old code for Mesaba Airlines of USA. I notice XJ code last week when I did my AK booking. But nothing is loaded up yet.

 

Jetstar is not doing very well now and continues to bleed due to over-expansion. Guess they put the A330 freed up from SIN-AKL route cancellation to be used on MEL-BKK route. 


Edited by JuliusWong, 25 March 2014 - 11:15 AM.


#53 flee

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:48 PM

Guess they put the A330 freed up from SIN-AKL route cancellation to be used on MEL-BKK route. 

They are putting their B787 on this route, not the A330.



#54 flee

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:49 AM

Thai AirAsia X and NokScoot both target Thailand-Japan market, starting with Bangkok-Tokyo Narita

 

Competition in the Thailand-Japan market will greatly intensify by the end of 2014 as new long-haul low-cost carriers Thai AirAsia X and NokScoot both plan to serve Tokyo Narita as their first destination. Thai AirAsia X plans to initially serve Japan with charter flights starting in Apr-2014 while Thai AirAsia X and NokScoot are both expected to start operating scheduled services to Japan in 4Q2014.
 
Thai AirAsia X will launch with a fleet of two A330-300s sourced from its Malaysian sister carrier while NokScoot is now planning to launch with a fleet of two 777-200s sourced from Singapore Airlines. Thailand will become the first country with two medium/long-haul LCCs, providing an intriguing dynamic. 
 
The Thailand-Japan market is growing rapidly and could benefit from LCC stimulation. But there is a risk of overcapacity, particularly if the Thailand market does not recover rapidly from the recent political protests.
 
Thai AirAsia X to launch initially with charter services - start with just one aircraft


#55 Zamir

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:56 AM

Thai AirAsia X Begins Bangkok Don Mueang Tokyo Narita Service in April 2014

by JL


Update at 0720GMT 10APR14

Thai AirAsia X has introduced Bangkok Don Mueang Tokyo Narita charter operation, on board Airbus A330-300 aircraft. This charter service is currently scheduled for the month of April 2014, according to the airlines timetable listing.

31MAR14 06APR14 Day x136
07APR14 13APR14 Day x23
15APR14 18APR14 Day 235
21APR14

XJ600 DMK0100 0915NRT 330
XJ601 NRT1030 1505DMK 330
http://airlineroute....j-dmknrt-apr14/

#56 flee

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:22 AM

Thai AirAsia X to take to the skies in June
 
Thai AirAsia X, Thailand’s first long-haul low-cost airline, will take to the skies about two months from now despite the tourism market being dragged down by the country’s political turmoil.

 

After putting off the launch previously planned for the first quarter, Thai AirAsia X will launch its maiden service from Bangkok to Incheon, South Korea on June 17 and then kick off regular flights to Japan’s Narita airport in Tokyo and Osaka around July.
 
While acknowledging the major fallout of Thailand’s political unrest on traffic demand both inbound and outbound, Thai AirAsia X chief executive Nadda Buranasiri yesterday said the launch was fixed because the airline is ready to do so. Being the first entrant in the medium-to-long-haul air travel market in the country, it sees the strategic opportunity of being registered in consumers’ minds. '
 
'Being the first, people tend to remember and associate us as the country's first long-haul low-cost operating in and out of Thailand, making us their choice,’’ he said.
 


#57 flee

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:45 PM

Thai Air Asia X increases connectivity to East Asia 
 
Newly launched Thai AirAsia X is now offering a fly-through service via Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok to lure long haul passengers heading to South Korea and Japan who previously made the transit via Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
 
“Thai AirAsia’s passengers arriving in Bangkok can now connect to a Thai AirAsia X flight via the transfer desk, without needing to pass through immigration, collect bags, re-check in or have a transit visa,” chief executive officer of Thai AirAsia X Nadda Buranasiri said recently.
 
He said bags would be automatically checked through to the final destination. The service is available on selected short-haul Thai AirAsia and long-haul Thai AirAsia X services and the connection time is between 90 minutes and six hours. 
 
Launched in April 22, Thai Air Asia X, an affiliate carrier of Thai AirAsia, became Thailand’s first low cost, long haul carrier. The airline will launch its first direct daily flights to Seoul in South Korea on June 17. It will also fly to Tokyo and Osaka Kansai around a month later and has its eyes set on China as a target destination in 2015. 
 
“We expect around 30 percent of all passengers [from domestic destinations in Thailand and from neighboring countries] to connect to Japan and South Korea,” Buranasiri said.
 
Last year, Thai Air Asia carried over 10.5 million passengers, ending the year with a total fleet of 35 aircraft. Meanwhile, the Thai Immigration Bureau recorded that 594,251 Indonesians visited Thailand in 2013, an increase of 32.7 percent from the previous year.
 
Speaking during a media briefing in Bangkok, recently, Buranansiri said he was upbeat with the prospects of the two destinations because they had a visa exemption agreement with the Thai government. 
 
Buranansiri, the former managing director of Warner Music Thailand, continued that South Korea and Japan were selected as the first destination in particular because young people in Thailand were fans of Japanese and Korean music, fashion and food.
 
He said during the remaining semester of this year alone, the airline targeted to serve some 200,000 passengers to the three destinations with a fleet of two Airbus A330-300 wide-body aircraft.
 
Head of commercial affairs at Thai AirAsia X Niruth Sripawatakul said he would seek cooperation with K-pop managements. Several days ago, his company offered 5,000 tickets, with prices starting from 1,990 Thai baht (US$61), as an attractive incentive for passengers. 
 
“Our top premium seats will still be cheaper than the full service airlines. A one way ticket should be about 17,000 baht for a premium one way seat. Meanwhile, the highest fare for an economy seat should be about 11,000 to 12,000 baht,” he said.
 
Buranasiri said the two aircraft would be able to manage the three destinations and serve the targeted passengers. 
 
He believed that the number of aircraft would give enough space for the employees to run the operation professionally and knowledgably, which would create a solid foundation for their business.
 
Even with the political turmoil in Bangkok, he was confident with the airline business, saying that Thai AirAsia had experienced ups and downs in the business for a decade. 
 
“I would like to reiterate, even with the situation like this, we still think that it looks very promising. And to have two aircraft and to launch this month [April] is a good idea. If things go well we definitely will add to our fleet,” he said.
 

 



#58 Sharil Abdul Rahman

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:23 AM

Hmm. 

 

Just did a dummy search - or i would have if I can find NRT and KIX when I choose DMK.

 

Any idea when the system will be updated and how much the tickets will be?



#59 flee

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 10:24 PM

Will Thai Airasia X be stillborn? With the military coup, it would not be possible to do any meaningful flights from DMK. Perhaps they might switch their hub to CNX?



#60 Mike P

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:09 PM

Will Thai Airasia X be stillborn? With the military coup, it would not be possible to do any meaningful flights from DMK. Perhaps they might switch their hub to CNX?

 

CNX?? No way!






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