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Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Lately, five international airlines are all set to expand air connectivity to Thailand by introducing new flight services from Beijing, Doha, Istanbul, Maldives, India’s Jaipur and Tiruchirappalli, and Singapore, fortifying the position of Thailand as a hub in terms of world aviation.
Visitors now can get better convenience with the new flights and more options for point of entry while travelling to and from Thailand. The frequency of flights and international gateway destinations have been expanded by the aviation authorities of the country to manage the demands of increasing travelers and their unlimited quest for new itineraries.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, “Thailand has long been the key portal to Asia and global aviation hub. Steady passenger growth depends on more flights and finding new entry points to the country. These new flights provide visitors with more choice, flexibility and convenience when travelling or making connections to major cities around Thailand. We hope that the expanded air access boosts tourism arrivals.”
Scheduled flights to be added or recently initiated service during 2017 are ‘Phuket Express’ service started from 27 March, this year by Thai Airways International with four direct weekly services from Beijing to Phuket.
From Doha to Bangkok, Qatar Airways has started operation since 1st June of this year offering flights five days a week. The improved frequency with its double-daily Phuket flights and Krabi operations (four weekly flights), there has been a massive increase in Qatar Airways departures from Thailand to Doha with 53 flights per week.