Friday, May 29, 2009

AirAsia Scrapping Bangkok-Johor Baharu Route

28 May 2009

BANGKOK-- AirAsia is stopping its Bangkok-Johor Baharu route beginning July this year, the second time it is taking such measures.

In an email to passengers who have booked flights from July onward, the budget carrier said AK5632 from Senai and the returning AK5633 would be cancelled.

In February 2008, AirAsia resumed its Bangkok-Johor Baharu route with four flights a week, flying on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

It had intended to be the first destination in Thailand from Johor Baharu, targeting Johoreans, Singaporeans and those flying into the city from Sabah and Sarawak, but low load factor forced AsiaAsia to scrap the route.

Currently, AirAsia and its Thai subsidiary, Thai AirAsia, operate seven flights daily from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, as well as serving Krabi, Phuket and Chiang Mai, on top of the Penang-Bangkok route.

The Bangkok-Langkawi and Bangkok-Kota Kinabalu services were discontinued in 2007 due to low passenger load.

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