AirAsia renews call for low-cost airport in Bangkok


Tony Fernandes, AirAsia CEO, is in Thailand promoting a new campaign in order to draw travellers back to the capital, at the same time, he is urging government leaders to consider turning Don Mueang into a dedicated Low Cost Carrier terminal.

Mr Fernandes says that the lack of such a terminal is hampering growth in the country’s tourism industry, pointing at the growth in traveller numbers after Kuala Lumpur introduced a new LCC terminal as a prime example.

Speaking to local paper The Bangkok Post, Mr Fernandes said that Airports of Thailand was charging too much per passenger at the new Suvarnabhumi Airport.

“I strongly feel that 700 baht [per passenger] is too high,” he says.

“Maybe now is the chance to do something quick, by turning Don Mueang into a low-cost airport.”

After Thai Airways, AirAsia has now become the second largest carrier at the international airport according to passenger figures and as such has a keen interest in the site.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X
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