Air Asia yesterday commenced their brand new service connecting passengers from Queensland to Thailand. The new service from Brisbane is operated by the carrier’s A330-300 aircraft.

The new flights will operate 4 times weekly leaving Brisbane on a Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. XJ311 will depart Brisbane at 12:50pm and arrive into Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport at 7:10pm. XJ310 will depart Bangkok at 11:40pm and arrive into Brisbane at 11:35am the next morning.

Note – Air Asia operates this flight to and from (DMK) instead of (BKK) 

Air Asia arriving into Brisbane Airport (Image – BNE Newsroom)

Per Brisbane Airport’s CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff,

“Committing valuable resources to establish a new route to a new destination is a major commitment for any airline and we are very happy AirAsia has recognised the huge potential of the market between Thailand and Brisbane and is backing that potential,” he said.

“Today’s launch is the start of a very exciting and successful partnership with AirAsia and we have no doubt these direct flights, combined with AirAsia’s renowned low fares and quality product and services, will be extremely popular with travellers in both directions.”

Air Asia arriving into Brisbane Airport (Image – BNE Newsroom)

The Air Asia A330-300’s feature a total of 377 seats in a 2 class configuration, Business and Economy. The Business cabin features 12 angled flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration with each seat containing 60” of pitch a width of 20. The Economy class cabin is fitted out in a 3-3-3 configuration, each seat has a pitch of 32” and width of 16.5.”

Air Asia have put out some very reasonable fares that I’m thinking I might even take advantage of. One-way fares in Economy can be found for $200 one-way and Business for $800.

For passengers wanting a cheap way to get to Asia from Brisbane, this is the route to take. Economy on average is 3 times cheaper than legacy airlines and Business is also very much the same. Air Asia is a low-coast carrier hence the pricing but I’d defiantly fly them and would take them to Asia instead of Scoot in Business.

Would you fly on Air Asia to Bangkok?