THAI Launches Flights to Sendai

Published on : Monday, December 2, 2013

Thai AirwaysThai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI)  announced the launch of  direct  roundtrip flights from Bangkok to Sendai, Japan, operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft. THAI will begin flights toSendai on 3 December 2013.

 

Mr. Chokchai Panyayong, THAI Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial Department, said that the Japanese  market is a  substantial  market  with  continuous,  regular growth.  According  to  the Tourism Authority of Thailand, more than 400,000  Japanese tourists  traveled to Thailand in the first
quarter of this  year, which is the  second largest number of tourist arrivals from  the Asian region or an increase of 22 percent. The Thai-Japanese tourism market has a  growth rate of 18.5 percent and during the first nine months of this year,THAI’s cabin factor on routes to Japan was 79.8 percent and THAI’s  growth rate on these routes  was as high as 23.7 percent. The  Japanese  market is a major revenuemaking  market for  THAI,  which is reason for THAI  to expand  to serve new destinations in Japan such as Sendai, the capital of Miyagi Prefecture in  Japan. THAI is pleased to serve Sendai and fly to all  regions in  Japan, as well as support  increasing demand for travel to  more  parts of Japan. Sendai is THAI’s seventh destination in Japan.

THAI  will  operate  roundtrip  flights  from  Bangkok-Sendai  at   three flights per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays,  and Saturdays,  operated with  Airbus A330-300  aircraft, equipped with 299  passenger seats: 26 Royal  Silk Class seats  and 263  Economy Class seats, with the  first  flight departing  on 3 December 2013, as follows:

 

Flight Route Departure Arrival Days of Service
TG680 Bangkok-Sendai 23.59 hrs
07.55 hrs (arrival on
next day; local time)
Tuesday, Thursday,
Saturday
TG681 Sendai-Bangkok 10.30 hrs 15.40 hrs
Wednesday, Friday,
Sunday

 

 

Currently, THAI flies to six cities or  seven airports and operates the most flights  from Bangkok to
Japan, details as follows:
– Roundtrip flights to Bangkok-Narita (Tokyo) at 21 flights per week
– Roundtrip flights to Bangkok-Haneda (Tokyo) at 7 flights per week
– Roundtrip flights to Bangkok-Nagoya at 14 flights per week
– Roundtrip flights to Bangkok-Osaka at 17 flights per week
– Roundtrip flights to Bangkok-Fukuoka at 7 flights per week
– Roundtrip flights to Bangkok-Sapporo at 7 flights per week
– Roundtrip flights to Bangkok-Sendai at 3 flights per week (effective 3 December 2013)

THAI is offering tickets to Sendai at a special price to introduce its new destination during the period 3 December 2013 to 15 January 2014 for roundtrip travel on the route Bangkok-Sendai in  Economy Class, with prices starting at 19,800 baht, including taxes and  surcharges, whereby  conditions may apply  (taxes and  surcharges vary depending on  the  foreign  exchange  rate on the  date of  ticket issuance),  which may  change  without  advance notice.  The  ticket has a  validity date  of 14  days. Sendai is  in the northeast of  Honshu Island, is  the capital of Miyagi Prefecture, and is  situated 350 kilometers north of Tokyo. Sendai is one of seven largest cities in Japan, located on the largest island in Japan, and is known  as a  core city that leads the  economy and culture of the Tohoku region that is  in the northeastern part of Japan.  It is known as the “City of Trees”.  In the summer, the Sendai Tanabata Festival is held.  In the winter month of December,  the Sendai Pageant of Starlight is held whereby trees are decorated with lights. Sendai is located along the same  latitude as Washington, DC, United States of America. When compared to other cities in  Japan, Sendai has moderate, humid subtropical  climate  at  an  average  of  12.1 °C.  The seasonal  climate  in  Sendai  is  pleasant and enjoyable,  especially the  falling  leaves in  the  autumn and snowfall views in the winter. Sendai is reknown  for  its  beautiful  nature  sites,  such as  Matsushima  that has one  of  three  of the  best  sightseeing views in Japan. In Matsushima, one can take a cruise around Matsushima  Bay and feed the seagulls.  For a view of Sendai, there is  the  Sendai Castle Site or Aoba Castle for a panoramic view of the city. As well, there is a statue of  Date Masamune  riding on a horse, who built the caste 400 years ago.

 

Source:- ThaiAirways

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