AirAsia X’s Thai affiliate is launching a route to Brisbane this year, giving the AirAsia X and AirAsia groups five destinations in Australia.

Thai AirAsia X intends to begin flying from its hub at Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport to Brisbane on June 25. The service will be 4X-weekly, using Airbus A330s. Thai Airways already operates a flight between Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and Brisbane.

The Brisbane Airport Corp. described Bangkok as one of Brisbane’s top “underserved” destinations. The new route is supported by the Queensland Government under its Attracting Aviation Investment Fund.

AirAsia and the AirAsia X Group currently offer flights to Australian destinations Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Gold Coast.

Adrian Schofield, adrian.schofield@informa.com