Founded in 2003, Thai AirAsia launched its scheduled service in 2004. Air Asia Thailand is an affiliate of the wider AirAsia network.
Since 2012, Don Mueang has been used as Airasia Thailand airport.
The airline's current fleet size (Feb 2020) consists of 63 aircraft. The major part of the fleet (50 aircraft) is Thai AirAsia A320-200 accommodating up to 180 passengers.
Note that AirAsia Thai services domestic and short-haul international routes only.
Long-haul international routes are operated by Thai AirAsia X, also headquartered in the same airport. Air Asia X Thailand is the first operator in Asia to have A330neo in their fleet.
Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation, for several years in a row named AirAsia the “World's Best Low-cost Airline”.
Thai Air Asia is the sponsor of several football teams across Thailand as well as London-based Queen’s Park Rangers and former Premier League champions Leicester City. The company has annual revenue of THB27.5bn!
The airline flies to 67 regional destinations, both domestic and international.
AirAsia Thailand destinations list includes airports in Thailand as well as in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
In Bangkok, all AirAsia Thailand domestic flights are operated from the airline’s main hub and second international airport of the Thai capital, Don Mueang.
Chiang Mai and Phuket serve as Thai AirAsia’s secondary hubs. There is plenty of choice if you are planning on flying from one of these airports to domestic and international destinations, without having to change at Bangkok.
Some details of popular AirAsia Thailand routes are below. Remember that prices of flights are notoriously changeable so it is best to always book in advance and, if possible, have flexibility surrounding your departure dates to ensure you get the best deal.
Thai AirAsia runs a very frequent timetable of domestic flights to Chiang Mai. Thai AirAsia flight to Chiang Mai is a very quick journey taking just 1 ¼ hours, much faster than the train!
Some of the popular Thai islands which do not have their own airport are still in the list of Air Asia Thailand Destinations. The airline offers a very handy Island Transfer Service. It will bring you to:
Such tickets include flight, bus and/or ferry.
Air Asia Thailand flights are operated to over a dozen regional destinations with a varied frequency.
Indian routes are among those that sell out faster than others. Air Asia will bring you from:
In Vietnam, AirAsia Thailand's two most popular destinations with two–three departures a day include
Both trips should take around 1 ½ hours.
Tourists looking to head to the beach in Vietnam can catch a flight Bangkok to Da Nang.
Thailand’s neighbours, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, are served with plenty of scheduled departures throughout the day. With Thai AirAsia, you can reach
Malaysia and Singapore are easily reached with about 5–7 flights a day. There is a daily service to
China and its neighbouring territories of Hong Kong and Macao, further afield, are well connected with Air Asia flights to Thailand. There are direct flights to:
Thai Air Asia booking process is easy and straightforward.
Book online on the airline's official website or through online travel aggregators and booking agencies.
Things to remember while booking online:
What is Thai AirAsia IATA code? – FD.
Does the airline have a loyalty program for frequent fliers? – Yes, it is called AirAsia Big.
Where to look for AirAsia Thailand promotions? – Check the airline's pages in social media including Facebook and Twitter. All the promotions are posted there. If you are an AirAsia BIG member, you will have early access to the best deals and offers.
Do all airline's flights feature Thai AirAsia Business Class seats? – Yes.
Positive reviews of Thai AirAsia tend to focus on:
The range of possible departures every day, enabling you to reach many destinations in Asia;
A smooth booking process even for connecting flights;
Punctuality as Thai AirAsia is one of the most punctual ASEAN airline with 96% of flights on time;
A very useful Thai AirAsia’s Island Transfer Service.
Customers sometimes get annoyed by the following facts:
Unlike some of their budget competitors in the region, Thai AirAsia charges extra for checked luggage.
Paying for checked luggage at the airport costs much more than online – if you have bought less kg than your luggage actually weighs, be prepared to shell out some more bucks.
No food or drink included on Thai AirAsia flights but in general this is unlikely to be a problem on domestic or short-haul international flights.