Asia Atlantic Airlines launched (07-Aug-2013) on 07-Aug-2013, with the carrier to initially operate two Boeing 767-300ERs on services from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Tokyo Narita and Osaka Kansai. Asia Atlantic Airlines is a JV between H I S Group of Japan and Thailand's Baiyoke Group. The carrier plans to expand and add a number of regional routes to China, Guam, Hawaii and South Korea. Asia Atlantic Airlines president Bobby Haque said: "With our years of experience of leisure tours in Asia, we offer convenience not only for tour operators but also guests, who will enjoy the highest standards of safety and service comparable with legacy carriers." [more - original PR]
Asia Atlantic Airlines launches with initial services to Tokyo and Osaka
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