LONDON – Indian tourists top arrivals in Thailand, and the airline thus took advantage of this phenomenon. On 9 July, Vistara Airlines announced that it would launch an additional new route that will be added to its international network with direct flights from Mumbai to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.
The new flight to one of the world’s most exciting cities will be on 5 August, with five weekly flights to the Thai capital. Vistara Airlines will utilise its latest narrowbody aircraft the Airbus A320NEO aircraft. The aircraft features a three-cabin configuration, with Economy Class, Premium Economy and Business Class for the route.
This announcement comes after the airline also increase its frequency between Delhi and Bangkok to daily flights, citing how important the Thai market is important for the airline.
The airline’s top boss Mr Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, stated:
“Thailand remains one of the most preferred tourist destinations for Indians and we are excited to commence flights between Mumbai and Bangkok, in addition to the existing daily connectivity to the city from Delhi.”
“There is huge potential for a full-service carrier like Vistara on this route, and we are confident that travellers will thoroughly appreciate our world-class product and services along with easy and direct access to their favourite destination.”
Thailand’s economy has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, whereby the nation’s economy is heavily reliant on tourists (though this is set to change with its ambitious structural reform). With Chinese tourists absent for the time being, the Thai government has embarked on heavy marketing toward the Indian market.
The airline has introduced all-inclusive, round-trip fares between Mumbai and Bangkok as follows:
|Mumbai-Bangkok-Mumbai||INR 22,849||INR 31,899||INR 54,299|
|Bangkok-Mumbai-Bangkok||THB 10,949||THB 12,449||THB 30,449|
Vistara Airlines is one of the few airlines that offers a three-class configuration on narrow-body aircraft.
The airline has also released its preliminary timetable as follows:
|Sector||Flight No.||Day of Flying||Departure||Arrival|
|Mumbai (BOM) – Bangkok (BKK)||UK0123||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday||0745 Hrs||1335 Hrs|
|Bangkok (BKK) – Mumbai (BOM)||UK 0124||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday||1450 Hrs||1740 Hrs|
India’s Favourite Airline?
Vistara Airlines is one of the newest airlines in India, along with Akasa Air which is slated for operations soon this year. Vistara Airlines is a joint venture between Tata and Singapore Airlines with an emphasis on premium and high-quality service.
The airline is the country’s highest-rated airline on Skytrax and TripAdvisor and has been awarded numerous times ‘Best Airline’ awards, alongside cabin cleanliness and high hygienic standards.
The airline is set to disrupt the status quo dominated by Air India and other airlines, whose reputations are being tainted for not providing an excellent service. The airline recently carried 35 million passengers since its launch – a historical milestone.