222 Don Mueang International Airport, 3rd Floor
Central Office Building, Room No. 3200
Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Don Mueang Bangkok
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Thai AirAsia (FD/AIQ) is a joint venture between Malaysian AirAsia and Asia Aviation from Thailand. It commenced the first commercial flight on 4 February 2004, serving domestic route from Bangkok to Hat Yai. Thai AirAsia was the only low-cost carrier (LCC) that served both domestic and international routes from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, its initial main hub. In October 2012, Thai AirAsia moved all operations to Don Mueang International Airport as its main hub in Thailand.
Today, Thai AirAsia serves domestic and international flights throughout Thailand and Asia from hubs in Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai. The airline operates a fleet of 44 Airbus A320-200s and 14 Boeing 737-300s.
Thai AirAsia provides passengers with a free cabin baggage allowance of up to 7 kg, and checked baggage allowance of up to 40 kg that can be pre-purchased online along with making a flight booking. For inflight meals, passengers can purchase meals, snack and beverages on board or pre-order online when booking a flight.
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Thai AirAsia was founded on 8 December 2003 as a joint venture between Shin Corporation and AirAsia. Several months later Thai AirAsia commenced its inaugural commercial domestic flight in February 2004.
On 15 February 2006, Asia Aviation had taken Shin Corporation’s 50% stake in Thai AirAsia. Asia Aviation is a Thai registered company set up by Shin Corporation to bring the airline into compliance with the government rules. Asia Aviation’s 49% stake is owned by Shin Corporation and 51% is owned by a Thai investor, Sittichai Veerathammanoon.
In May 2007, Thai AirAsia acquired 100% of Asia Aviation. In present times, 50% of Thai AirAsia is owned by Asia Aviation, 49% by AirAsia and 1% by CEO of Thai AirAsia.
In October 2012, Thai AirAsia moved all operations to Don Mueang International Airport as its main hub in Thailand.
According to FlightStats, as of 2013, Thai AirAsia is the second best on-time airline in Asia, with an estimated 96,08% of flights arriving on time.
The uniform emphasizes on the prominent colour red. Thai AirAsia female flight attendant wears a stylish combination of white blouse, red blazer, and above-knee-length skirt of the same colour as the logo. Meanwhile, the male attendant dresses elegantly in black outfit.
As the standard of a Full-LCC, Thai AirAsia does not serve free meal/drinks. However, passengers may both pre-purchase meals online or purchase them on-board.