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AirAsia launches maiden flight between Bangkok and Bali

Cheap flights carrier AirAsia launched its first flight between Bangkok and Bali

Cheap flights carrier AirAsia launched its first flight between Bangkok and Bali on Tuesday (January 20th).

The airline also launched a new flight to the Chinese city of Guangzhou, with both flights to be operated by AirAsia associate Thai AirAsia.

Passengers on the maiden flight were greeted at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport by a traditional Balinese dance performance.

Commenting on the new flight, Tassapon Bijleveld, chief executive officer of Thai AirAsia, said he was "delighted" to see its launch.

"It is good news for both our business and leisure guests and we anticipate strong demand for this new route and look forward to building greater ties with the people in Bali," he said.

Mr Bijleveld added that the flight would cause an increase in the number of passengers arriving into Bangkok from Bali and Jakarta.

Bali has proved a popular holiday destination for travellers across the world, famed for its white sandy beaches and rich cultural heritage.

AirAsia announced earlier this month that it had resumed operations following an incident at the LCC Terminal in Sepang.

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