Sydney Airport welcomes Thai AirAsia X

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29 August 2022



Sydney Airport welcomes Thai AirAsia X 


Sydney Airport and Thai AirAsia X have today announced a new, four-weekly direct Sydney to Bangkok service boosting tourism and delivering greater connectivity between the two gateway cities in Australia and Thailand.

The new services will bolster the airport’s network of more than 30 destinations in Asia, providing travellers with greater opportunity to take advantage of low-cost international air travel in the lead up to the busy Christmas period. 

Greg Botham, Chief Commercial Officer Sydney Airport, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Thai AirAsia X as our newest international carrier as we continue to support the recovery of our international network.  

Bangkok is a fantastic city with great connectivity to the regions of Thailand and is an incredibly popular destination for Australian leisure and business travellers.    

“This service will provide a great, low-cost option for Australians looking to secure travel over the busy end of year holidays to one of Asia’s most exciting destinations.”  

Mr Tassapon Bijleveld, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Thai AirAsia X, commented that Thailand and Australia have maintained strong relations for over 70 years, noting Australia is one of the leading travel destinations for Thai tourists.
Thai AirAsia X is very excited to add Sydney as one of its key destinations in Australia this year. Sydney has so much to offer in terms of economy, tourism and education, making it a prime addition to Thai AirAsia X’s growing network.

“Thais love Australia and Australians love Thailand and we are confident that these new services will prove popular. Our fleet, crew and our great value experience are all well prepared to serve these direct flights to and from Australia.” 
Thai AirAsia X’s arrival into Sydney is supported by the NSW Government’s Aviation Attraction Fund and is the second new international service to be confirmed since the fund was announced in October 2021. 

The service will operate on the Airbus 330 configured with 12 business class seats and 365 economy seats.  


Notes to Editors

Flight Details – all times are local in 24-hour format 

XJ382 – Departs Bangkok on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 00:10 (local time), arriving in Sydney at 13.10 (local time) on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Inaugural flight to depart Friday 2 December 2022. 

XJ383 – Departs Sydney on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 14.40 (local time), arriving in Bangkok (local time) at 19.40 on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Inaugural flight to depart Friday 2 December 2022.

This press release was sourced from Sydney Airport on 29-Aug-2022.