Thai AirAsia flies from Bangkok to Tehran and Muscat

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Thai AirAsia X will operate its flights to Tehran and Muscat with Airbus A330-300s, offering 12 Premium Flat Bed business class seats and 365 economy class seats on each aircraft.

Thai AirAsia X will operate its flights to Tehran and Muscat with Airbus A330-300s, offering 12 Premium Flat Bed business class seats and 365 economy class seats on each aircraft.

Bookings are available tonight (23.00hrs May 18, 2016) to May 19, 2016 at http://www.airasia.com for travel from 22 June 2016 to 22 May 2017 (for Tehran) and June 28, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (for Muscat).

Thai AirAsia X, Thailand’s first low fare long haul airline, offers new travel opportunities to the Middle East with the launch of two new direct flights from Bangkok (DMK) to Iran’s Tehran (IKA) and Muscat (MCT).

The three flights weekly from/to Bangkok and Tehran will be avaible on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from June 22 onward.

Three Bangkok-Muscat flights, on the other hand, will be operated on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from June 28 onward.

Both routes are being introduced at a special promotional fare starting at only Bt2,990 for economy class seats and Bt9,990 for Premium Flat Bed business class seats.

Bookings are available tonight (23.00hrs 18 May 2016) to 29 May 2016 at http://www.airasia.com for travel from 22 June 2016 to 22 May 2017 (for Tehran) and 28 June 2016 to 31 December 2016 (for Muscat).

Thai AirAsia X will operate its flights to Tehran and Muscat with Airbus A330-300s, offering 12 Premium Flat Bed business class seats and 365 economy class seats on each aircraft.

Mr. Nadda Buranasiri, CEO of Thai AirAsia X, said the new Middle East routes are an important milestone for the airline, making it the first Thai low fare carrier to fly to the region. The additions offer great convenience by directly connecting Don Mueang to Tehran and Don Mueang to Muscat with 3 flights a week for each destination. The airline is confident that the 2 cities, with their great travel and investment potential, will prove popular among Thai travelers. The new destinations also fit in with the Thai government and the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s strategies, which call for increased penetration of new markets, especially new SME markets. The airline will use its low fares to expand its customer base and has plans for even further market expansion.

Mr. Nadda also views the new Thai AirAsia X routes as an opportunity to attract Middle Eastern travelers to Thailand via Iran and Oman, making them gateways to Bangkok. He noted Thailand is already a popular destination for Iranian and Omani people, especially in terms of tourism, medicine and health care, segments that spend an average 6,500 THB per day/person while visiting.

“Iran as a travel destination offers a unique civilization that Thai tourists will be thrilled to explore. Under its “Ancient Elegant” concept, the country presents artifacts and architecture of great value. Oman meanwhile, is ‘place’ for adventure and is full of hip and chic experiences, making it perfect for Thai people who have yet to go on a desert journey. We are sure tourist numbers from Thailand to both Iran and Oman will grow satisfyingly” Mr. Nadda said.

Tehran and Muscat are the 5th and 6th destinations of Thai AirAsia X respectively after Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka and Shanghai and through cooperation with Thai AirAsia, passengers can use Fly Thru service to reach both cities from Phuket, Krabi, Hat Yai, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen and Surat Thani easily via Don Mueang Airport after a single check-in and with baggage checked through to the final destination. Travelers from Iran and Oman meanwhile, can use Fly Thru to reach across Thailand and to destinations that include Singapore, Yangon, Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh, Chongqing, Macau and Tokyo.

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/AirAsiaThailand

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