Thailand’s flag carrier, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) has announced its schedule for the operation of its first-ever in-house single body in many years.
As part of the proceeds with the restructuring of its business organization and the greater rehabilitation plan, the airline is slowly introducing the A320 aircraft from its subsidiary THAI Smile to the mainline feet.
This will allow greater fleet efficiency and aircraft utilization after conducting numerous research and studies. The A320 is a great aircraft in terms of balancing capacity and demand, due to its low operation cost relative to the wide-bodies of THAI, and it will be advantageous in increasing travel demands.
The airline will operate the Airbus A320 on the Bangkok-Yangon-Bangkok previously operated by THAI Smile Airways, and Bangkok-Dhaka-Bangkok as of 16th July 2023.
The Bangkok to Yangon route will be on the Airbus A320, providing the same quality inflight services as Silk Class, where customers can indulge in a free selection of food and beverages to fulfill all customer’s expectations and travel experiences throughout the flight.
The downgrade of aircraft will certainly not compromise the comfort and the quality of services offered by the airline.
Passengers will also experience a wide range of inflight entertainment options such as e-reading and short movies. THAI intends to operate this route 14 flights per week:
Bangkok – Yangon
The flight will be designated as TG301, which departs from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi at 09:35 AM and arrives in Yangon at 10:35 AM (local time).
The second outbound flight will be designated as TG303 which departs from Bangkok at 17:05and arrives in Yangon at 18:00 hours.
Yangon – Bangkok
The flight will be designated as TG302, which departs from Yangon at 11:25 hours (local time) and arrives in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi at 13:25 hours.
The second inbound flight will be designated as TG304 departs from Yangon at 19:00 hours (local time) and arrives in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi at 21:00 hours
The Bangkok-Dhaka-Bangkok route is considered to be very lucrative as many Bangladeshi travels to Thailand for business and pleasure.
The airline plans to operate the new Airbus A320 aircraft as TG339/340, and an increase from three to seven flights per week, with an all economy class service. The new service will also co-exist with TG321/322 on the wide-body Boeing 777-200ER.
Bangkok – Dhaka
The flight will be designated as TG321, operated with B777-200ER aircraft, departs from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi at 10:35 hours and arrives in Dhaka at 12:10 hours (local time).
The second outbound flight will be designated as TG339, operated with the A320 aircraft, departing from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi at 23:50 hours and arriving in Dhaka at 01:25 hours (local time).
Dhaka – Bangkok
The inbound flight, the first of which is designated as TG322, operated by the B777-200ER aircraft, departs from Dhaka at 13:35 hours (local time) and arrives in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi at 17:00 hours
The second inbound flight will be flown as TG340, operated with A320 aircraft, departs from Dhaka at 02:45 hours (local time) and arrives in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi at 06:15 hours
THAI currently operates flights to Delhi, Mumbai, and Dhaka utilizing B777-200ER and A320 aircraft. The A320 is said to be the backbone of THAI’s operation in South Asia, South East Asia, and South China, and will complement the airline’s already established wide-body fleet.
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