Thai AirAsia X Launches Don Mueang-Fukuoka, Affirming Full Coverage in Japan with 5 Routes!

(2nd from left) Nadda Buranasiri, Group CEO of AirAsia X and CEO of Thai AirAsia X, and Eigo Onuma, Executive Director of Japan National Tourism Organization – Bangkok office, attend Thai AirAsia X’s launch event of the latest Don Mueang-Fukuoka route.

(2nd from left) Nadda Buranasiri, Group CEO of AirAsia X and CEO of Thai AirAsia X, and Eigo Onuma, Executive Director of Japan National Tourism Organization – Bangkok office, attend Thai AirAsia X’s launch event of the latest Don Mueang-Fukuoka route.

Bangkok, 28 March 2019 – Thai AirAsia X (Code XJ) affirms its extensive coverage of Japan by adding 4-time weekly direct flight from Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Fukuoka, the gateway of Kyushu. AirAsia BIG members can book the flight from only 2,990 THB* this 29 March to 14 April 2019 for travel from 3 July 2019 – 26 October 2019. More information and book at airasia.com

Nadda Buranasiri, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X and Thai AirAsia X, said Japan is a strategic market for Thai AirAsia X and has been peforming really well. Even with flights across all regions of the country, Thai AirAsia X has continued to seek out new routes to offer new experiences to Thai travellers and attract more Japanese visitors to the Thai Kingdom. Thai AirAsia X has been flying to Japan for close to 5 years now, beginning with Tokyo and Osaka. The carrier then added Sapporo and Nagoya last year and now Fukuoka as its 5th route. The addition makes Thai AirAsia X the Thai low-fare carrier with the most routes to Japan.

“We thank all of our passengers for trusting us and giving Thai AirAsia X the opportunity to expand its network to so many more destinations. In Japan, AirAsia is increasingly recognised and reliable among Japanese travellers as affirmed by the 63 percent year-on-year growth in our proportion of Japanese passengers in 2018. We attribute such improvements to our addition to Sapporo and Nagoya last year. We still see much growth potential in the Japanese market and are hopeful that Fukuoka will further bolster tourism and the economies of both Thailand and Japan,” Mr. Nadda said.

Thai AirAsia X recognises the city of Fukuoka in Fukuoka prefecture as a high potential destination as it is the largest city on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan and a hub of culture, cuisine and natural tourism destinations. With shopping attractions such as Canal City Takata and Kawabatadori Shopping Street, it is easy to see why British media once placed Fukuoka among the top 10 cities to live in the world.

Fukuoka is also popular for its temples and shrines, which include Kyushu’s sacred Nanzoin Temple, home to an impressively large reclining Buddha statue; Tochoji Temple, one of the country’s oldest religious sites; Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and Kushida Shrine. Many more attractions stand across Kyushu island within reach from Fukuoka, including the cat island of Enoshima, the cruises of Yanagawa River, the hot springs of Beppu and Yufuin as well as the wisteria flowers of Kawachi Fujien that bloom between April and May. Further in the Kyushu island are other interesting areas to visit such as Oita, Kumamoto, Nagasaki and Miyasaki. Altogether, these destinations make Fukuoka a very worthwhile visit.

Thai AirAsia X flies to 9 cities in 4 countries (including to Fukuoka) with direct flights from Bangkok (Don Mueang Airport) to Seoul of South Korea; Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Nagoya and Fukuoka of Japan; Shang Hai and Tianjin of China and Brisbane of Australia. The airline operates a fleet of 10 Airbus A330-300 aircraft and has plans to acquire more Airbus A330 neo planes this year to further extend its service.

On the occasion of its latest addition, Thai AirAsia X is offering AirAsia BIG members the opportunity to book flights from Bangkok (Don Mueang)-Fukuoka, available 4 times a week, from only 2,990 THB*. Book between 29 March 2019 and 14 April 2019 for travel from 3 July 2019 to 26 October 2019. Keep up to date about the promotions and book at www.airasia.com or all ticketing channels. Follow AirAsia news and promotions at Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia).

*One-way all-in fare inclusive of only taxes and fees for AirAsia members only. Terms and conditions apply.  

Flight schedule for Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport, Thailand (DMK) to Fukuoka, Japan (FUK) (As of 28 Mar 2019)

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Remark: All times listed are local unless otherwise stated. Departure time of XJ637 may slightly vary depending on the departure date.