AVIATION & TOURISM
The influx of Chinese travellers to Thailand is making a huge impact on passenger traffic outlook for Thai AirAsia (TAA), which expects their cumulative numbers over the next five years to hit the 5-million mark in 2018.
The proportion of Chinese to TAA’s combined passenger mix has grown from 12% last year to 16% in the first quarter, Mr Tassapon told yesterday’s briefing. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD
TAA chief executive Tassapon Bijleveld yesterday provided the projections based on the backdrop of the fact that the no-frills carrier was accounting for about half of all the Chinese who arrived in the kingdom by air in the past 15 months.
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