AirAsia cuts Colombo flights
BANGKOK, 8 June 2012: Thai AirAsia will reduce flights to Colombo from 14 June to shift capacity to routes that have higher traffic demand.
The carrier will reduce the current daily flight, from Bangkok to Colombo, to three a week from 14 June, due to low traffic pick-up than it expected and requires to sustain a daily service
The carrier launched the service, 1 March, this year and its decision to reduce service indicates that interest in travel to Sri Lanka in the Thailand market is not as high as was anticipated.
Passengers who purchased tickets for travel after 13 June can contact the AirAsia call centre at 02 515 9999 for a full refund or flight change.
Currently, there are three airlines serving the Bangkok – Colombo route offering nonstop services – Thai Airways International (thrice weekly), Sri Lankan Airlines (twice daily) and Cathay Pacific Airways (thrice weekly).