East Coast Wine Trail

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Thursday, 27 June 2019

New budget route from Australia to Asia

I am a firm fan of budget airline AirAsia. It offers cheap fares; the crew smile a lot and the food on board is very good (among the best in the air). 

I'm so impressed with AirAsia, in fact, that I have booked our winter holiday with them.

AirAsia, recently named Skytrax World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the 11th consecutive year, this week launched flights between Bangkok, Thailand and Brisbane, Australia.

The new direct route marks AirAsia’s first time operating out of Brisbane Airport and it is expected to carry up to 150,000 people between the two cities over the next year.

AirAsia X Group CEO Nadda Buranasiri said: “We are delighted to have a new home in Queensland, adding Brisbane to our Queensland ports after we commenced operating flights from the Gold Coast in 2007.

"This direct service between Bangkok and Brisbane strengthens our connections into Australia and adds to our extensive network of more than 140 destinations worldwide.

“Australia remains a key market for AirAsia and with new aircraft on order we can continue to review potential future expansion opportunities where we witness the right levels of demand for great value, medium to long haul air travel.

“In addition to attracting visitors to Brisbane, the new route will give locals a direct link to the bustling street markets, thriving nightlife and iconic temples of Thailand’s capital city as well as the stunning islands and beaches within easy reach of Bangkok."

There will be four flights a week in each direction with flights departing Brisbane on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Direct fares from Brisbane to Bangkok start at just $199. www.airasia.com.

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