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6.45

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22/06/2017 (16:36)
Message from the CEO

we here at Thai AirAsia began the year with determination and diligence as the ASEAN Economic Community was finally formed. The integration has been a boon to us as the carrier with the most complete network of destinations in the region.


In 2015, Thailand’s tourism sector and economy return to robust growth with political stability and there is no long term negative factors impact to tourism industry together with significant decline of global fuel prices. This year was another great year with great performance of Thai AirAsia, total number of passengers carried was at 14.8 million which is higher than our target. Total 5 of A320 are being delivered throughout the year reach to 45 aircraft at the end of 2015.


Our Challenge and Opportunity in the middle of high competition is establishing our strong point, differentiate from our peers and find new opportunities for ourselves. Thai AirAsia opened its 5th flight hub last year at U-Tapao Airport (Pattaya) with 7 routes; flying to Chiang Mai, Udon Thani, Hat Yai, Nanning, Nanchang, Singapore and Macau. This allowed us to enter the Eastern Region market, a location with great potential both in terms of readiness and a well-established tourism industry. The launch was a success and achieved our key target of staying ahead of our competitors, solidifying our ability to distinguish ourselves and grow in every situation.


In terms of our service standards for 2015, we continued to hold the trust of our customers. AirAsia received votes from across the world to take the distinction of World’s Best Low Cost Airline for a 7th year in a row (2009-2015) from Skytrax and took the “Best of Airline” award from Chinese voters on the popular website Weibo in a Tourism Authority of Thailand organized ranking, along with numerous other awards from various institutions throughout the year. Such accolades have given us pride and driven us to continue to better ourselves, to repay all those who believe in us.


For 2016, we here at Thai AirAsia began the year with determination and diligence as the ASEAN Economic Community was finally formed. The integration has been a boon to us as the carrier with the most complete we here at Thai AirAsia began the year with determination and diligence as the ASEAN Economic Community was finally formed. The integration has been a boon to us as the carrier with the most complete network of destinations in the region. Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld Chief Executive Officer network of destinations in the region. In the first quarter, we continually launched new routes, including our first from Bangkok to Lao PDR’s Luang Prabang and Kochi (India). We also added Phuket-Wuhan, Chiang Mai-Khon Kaen and Khon Kaen- Hat Yai while opening our 6th flight base in Hat Yai offering direct flights to Chiang Rai and Johor Bahru. We believe that 2016 will be another wonderful year for us and we will not stop looking for new business opportunities as that has been what has kept Thai AirAsia a leader amongst low fare airlines.

Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld
Chief Executive Officer