Thai AirAsia (TAA) is breaking into Bangkok Airways' long-held monopoly on Bangkok-Maldives air services, knocking down the high fare barrier in the process.
TAA, Thailand's largest low-cost carrier, is to launch a daily
non-stop service on Aug 11 with an introductory fare that is a fraction
of what is charged by Bangkok Airways.
TAA's introductory one-way fare inclusive of taxes and fees, will be
1,990 baht, compared with the reduced 20,400 baht round-trip fare quoted
by Bangkok Airways yesterday.
Bangkok Airways' normal round-trip goes for around 33,000 baht for flights that take slightly over four hours each way.