Sydney Airport welcomes Thai AirAsia X

Monday 29 August 2022

  • New four-weekly direct Sydney - Bangkok service from 2 December 2022
  • Delivers better connectivity between Australia and Thailand
  • Thai AirAsia X will operate the route with the Airbus A330

Sydney Airport and Thai AirAsia X have today announced a new, four-weekly direct Sydney to Bangkok service boosting tourism and delivering greater connectivity between the two gateway cities in Australia and Thailand.

The new services will bolster the airport’s network of more than 30 destinations in Asia, providing travellers with greater opportunity to take advantage of low-cost international air travel in the lead up to the busy Christmas period.

Greg Botham, Chief Commercial Officer Sydney Airport, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Thai AirAsia X as our newest international carrier as we continue to support the recovery of our international network.

“Bangkok is a fantastic city with great connectivity to the regions of Thailand and is an incredibly popular destination for Australian leisure and business travellers.

“This service will provide a great, low-cost option for Australians looking to secure travel over the busy end of year holidays to one of Asia’s most exciting destinations.”

Mr Tassapon Bijleveld, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Thai AirAsia X, commented that Thailand and Australia have maintained strong relations for over 70 years, noting Australia is one of the leading travel destinations for Thai tourists.

“Thai AirAsia X is very excited to add Sydney as one of its key destinations in Australia this year. Sydney has so much to offer in terms of economy, tourism and education, making it a prime addition to Thai AirAsia X’s growing network.

“Thais love Australia and Australians love Thailand and we are confident that these new services will prove popular. Our fleet, crew and our great value experience are all well prepared to serve these direct flights to and from Australia.”

The service will operate on the Airbus 330 configured with 12 business class seats and 365 economy seats.


Flight Details – all times are local in 24-hour format

XJ382 – Departs Bangkok on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 00:10, arriving in Sydney at 13.10 on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Inaugural flight to depart Friday 2 December 2022.

XJ383 – Departs Sydney on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 14.40, arriving in Bangkok at 19.40 on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Inaugural flight to depart Friday 2 December 2022.

Flights with Thai AirAsia X from Australia to Thailand start from AUD $299 one-way.