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New Airline Alert: Asia Atlantic Airlines

Where: Thailand
August 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM | by | Comment (1)

If you've made it through all of the alliteration in that title, we are excited to bring the news of a new airline based in Thailand. The fresh-faced carrier is a mixture of Thai and Japanese travel companies and will bring a 'New Dynamic Force' in chartered tour groups between the two countries.

Capitalizing on the country's leisure market, the airline will be based in Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport and flying their two Boeing 767s from the Thai capital to Tokyo Narita and Osaka. Each of the planes will be equipped with both the cushy seats of business class and the cheaper seats of economy.

Passengers will be treated to dedicated immigration counters when departing Bangkok and will have lounge access while waiting for their journey to begin at BKK and Narita. Since the airline is a brainchild of Japanese travel giant, H.I.S., and Thailand's airline group, Baiyoke, passengers can expect the best of both worlds when it comes to safety and service.

Thinking that you may never see these blue and aqua planes on American soil? Think again; once more aircraft are delivered, they plan to expand their network to China, South Korea, Guam and Hawaii. Once they make the hop across the Pacific, we wonder if they will consider dropping Atlantic in their name.

[Photo: Asia Atlantic Airlines Facebook]

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Odd Name

That name is a head-scratcher considering none of the current or planned destinations are anywhere near the Atlantic.

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