Thai AirAsia closes its online booking during July 27 and July 29, as the airline is changing its airport code ahead of the relocation to the Don Mueang Airport on October 1.
In a statement, the airline said that its computer system will be closed from 10pm of July 27 to 11pm of July 29. During the period, no online booking, through agents, airport sales office and travel service centres for flights going to or from Bangkok during the travel period of October 1, 2012 onwards. Unaffected will be passengers with travel dates before October 1 or those to fly from other destinations outside Bangkok, like Chiang Mai or Phuket.
From October 1, it will operate all domestic and international flights from Don Mueang Airport, which is using "DMK" as the airport code. All flights will be relocated from Suvarnabhumi Airport which is coded "BKK".
"Passengers who wish to make a booking or make changes to any flights in and out of Bangkok with the travel period of October 1 onwards are advised to do so before 10pm of July 27 or after 11pm of July 30," the company said in the statement.
After the airport code change has been completed, passengers who are travelling to or from Bangkok from October 1 onwards will receive an updated travel itinerary with the new airport code (DMK). Those who have already checked in for their flights to or from Bangkok with a travel period of October 1 onwards will be required to check-in again.
For urgent changes during this maintenance period, passengers are advised to contact the airline through live chat or eForm.