Thai AirAsia CEO Update
Thai AirAsia CEO Tassapon Bijleveld discusses the rationale for opening the new base at Pattaya and two more new bases which are planned for 2016. Thai AirAsia is pursuing rapid growth to China and India as conditions in Thailand’s domestic market have become challenging. Long-haul sister carrier Thai AirAsia X also plans to open a new route in China and is looking at potential new routes to Australia and Europe. About 30% of Thai AirAsia X passengers on its existing routes to Korea and Japan now connect to Thai AirAsia flights within Southeast Asia.