Air Asia re-launching flights to ThailandBangkok
We have liftoff!
Thai AirAsia X launched the first flights direct to Bangkok from Australia since the pandemic this week.
The budget airline, a branch of AirAsia, have sent plenty of Australians to the top Asian destinations over the years, and the opening of both the Melbourne to Bangkok, and Sydney to Bangkok route will be big news to the hordes of Aussies wanting to get back to the country's pristine beaches and chaotic cities.
Almost a million Australian travellers flocked to Thailand every year before the pandemic - about 4% of the country. There are about 70,000 Thai born Australian residents.
Initial flight schedule: