Thai AirAsia (AirAsia.com) (Bangkok) will move all of its operations from the large (but more congested) Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) back to the smaller (but underutilized) Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) on October 1. The low-fare airline is currently being impacted at BKK with a runway closure that is renovating the east runway until August 9, 2012.
The company issued the following statement:
“AirAsia affirms its readiness to transfer all operations to Don Mueang International Airport by October 1, 2012. The airline assures Don Mueang Airport will be able to accommodate its growing fleet and provide its customers with the utmost satisfaction.”
Thai AirAsia is planning to grow its Airbus A320 fleet to 48 aircraft.
Copyright photo: Jay Selman. Airbus A320-216 HS-ABI (msn 3729) in the standard 2003 livery lines up to land at BKK.