AirAsia announces the resumption of the popular Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Colombo route with great value fares on sale from today for travel commencing 9 July 2023. The new services to the capital of Sri Lanka will operate four times weekly.
On top of being known for its bustling street markets and colourful silks, the island country and ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ is a destination of diverse natural wonders and culture.
Fly direct with AirAsia with fares for members starting at only 2,990 THB* per trip. Book today-4 June, 2023 for travel from 9 July-28 October, 2023 via airasia Super App or www.airasia.com
Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, Chief Executive Officer for AirAsia Thailand, said: “Sri Lanka offers many interesting and novel experiences for Thai travellers, giving it significant potential as a destination. He noted that with the travel market fast returning to its full potential and easy to find information on unique and attractive sites, this latest route from Thai AirAsia is sure to be well received by both Thai and international tourists. Sri Lankans will at the same time have the opportunity to learn more about Thailand and discover the many unique wonders of the Kingdom for food culture, nightlife and shopping.
“Prior to Covid, AirAsia operated out of Colombo International Airport for close to 10 years with the popular Kuala Lumpur-Colombo route which is now well known in the market. We are confident these new services will continue to be well received when we restart services later this year, ahead of the peak travel seasons and with more investment in promotional activity in Sri Lanka to strengthen the brand and attract even more Sri Lankans to fly with AirAsia.
“Sri Lanka has always been a popular place for faithful Buddhists to visit with many sites for them to pay respects. The nation is home to a wealth of famed religious locations, many registered as World Heritage Sites, including Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, where one of only two tooth relics of the Lord Buddha is believed to be kept. Apart from these impressive holy sites, Sri Lanka is also blessed with natural and cultural attractions, including an enchanting local way of life ready to be experienced. Sri Lanka is sure to present visitors with a whole host of unexpected wonders” Mr. Santisuk said.
The South Asian country of Sri Lanka is important to the Buddhist faith while also featuring pure natural attractions. The train route from Kandy to Ella is considered one of the most scenic in the world as it carves through valleys and tea fields. Tourists are invited to view the Ceylon tea cultivation process, take in the fields of Nuwara Eliya or head to the coastal town of Galle to see the Dutch influence in its century old architecture. For thrills, visitors can witness Sri Lanka’s unique stilt fishing or head to Yala National Park for a safari of rare animals and the nation’s abundant population of leopards.
Bangkok (Don Mueang)-Colombo, Sri Lanka is to be served by Thai AirAsia four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flight FD140 departs Don Mueang Airport (DMK) at 19.45 hrs to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo, Sri Lanka at 22.00 hrs. The returning flight FD141 departs from Colombo at 23.00 hrs to arrive at Don Mueang at 04.05 hrs the next day.
During the introductory period of the Bangkok-Colombo route, AirAsia members can enjoy a special promotional fare starting from only 2,990 THB* per trip. Book today-4 June, 2023 for travel from 9 July-28 October, 2023 via airasia Super App or www.airasia.com. The route launches 9 July, 2023.
*Starting fare (single) available to registered AirAsia members only and is inclusive of airport tax but excludes auxiliary services, credit, debit and charge card fees. Terms and conditions apply.
*Promotional fare only for FD flights (frequency may differ depending on week). Promotion availability is limited and excludes long weekends and holidays. Fare does not include auxiliary services and fees. Terms and conditions apply.