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Thai AirAsia X (Thai: ไทยแอร์เอเชีย เอกซ์) is a Thai long-haul low-fare airline headquartered and based at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok. It is a joint venture of AirAsia X from Malaysia and Thai AirAsia.

Thai AirAsia X
ไทยแอร์เอเชีย เอกซ์
AirAsia X Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
XJ TAX EXPRESS WING
Founded2014; 5 years ago (2014)
Commenced operations17 June 2014 (17 June 2014)
HubsDon Mueang International Airport
Fleet size12
Destinations10
Company sloganNow Everyone Can Fly Xtra Long
Parent companyAsia Aviation Public Company Limited[1]
HeadquartersDon Mueang, Bangkok, Thailand
Key peopleNadda Buranasiri[2]
Websitewww.airasia.com

HistoryEdit

On 18 September 2013 AirAsia X signed a shareholders agreement with Tassapon Bijleveld and Julpas Krueospon to establish a joint venture co-operation for a long-haul low-cost airline, a Thai company named Thai AirAsia X Company Limited was started in which AirAsia took a 49% share.[3] Thai AirAsia X is the medium and long-haul operation of the brand Thai AirAsia. The franchise can keep costs down by using a common ticketing system, aircraft livery, employee uniforms, and management style.

On 3 February 2014 Thai AirAsia X received an Air Operators Certificate from the Department of Civil Aviation of Thailand which allowed the airline to apply for permits and slots for the intended routes.[3] Thai AirAsia X launched its first destination to Seoul-Incheon on 17 June 2014 followed by Osaka-Kansai and Tokyo-Narita on 1 September 2014.

In December 2016, Thai AirAsia X announced the end of services to the Middle East by subsequently cancelling all flights to Tehran and Muscat.[4]

In August 2019, Thai AirAsia X took delivery of its first Airbus A330-900neo aircraft.[5]

DestinationsEdit

FleetEdit

 
A Thai AirAsia X Airbus A330-300.

The Thai AirAsia X fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[6][7]

Thai AirAsia X Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
P E Total
Airbus A330-300 10 12 365 377 All 233t version.
4 aircraft ex-Dragonair.
3 aircraft ex-China Eastern Airlines.
1 ex-Singapore Airlines aircraft
30 255 285
367 367
Airbus A330-900neo 2 12 365 377 242t version.
The first operator of the A330neo in Asia.
Total 12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ASIA Aviation Public Company Limited". www.aavplc.com.
  2. ^ "AirAsia X & Thai AirAsia X To Commence Flights To Narita & Osaka From Kuala Lumpur & Bangkok - AirAsia". www.airasia.com.
  3. ^ a b "AAX Quarterly Announcement Q4 2013" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Thai AirAsia X to axe Middle Eastern services".
  5. ^ Nick Wenzel (10 August 2019). "The AirAsia X becomes Airbus A330neo operator". International Flight Network. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  6. ^ "TAAX plans new routes, fleet growth | Bangkok Post: business". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Thai AirAsia X Fleet Details and History". m.planespotters.net.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Thai AirAsia X at Wikimedia Commons