THAI boosts flight services

BANGKOK: Thai Airways International (THAI) on Tuesday increased its weekly number of domestic flights from Bangkok to Phuket from 77 to 82.

The increase is part of its route extension and adjustment plans to cope with an expected increase in air passenger traffic during the northern winter period. The extra flights will continue until March 24, 2007.

Service on the Bangkok-Perth-Phuket-Bangkok route will also increase, from two to three flights weekly, as will weekly flights from Bangkok to Krabi, from 24 to 28 weekly.

All flights on the Phuket and Krabi routes are aboard Airbus A300-600 or Boeing 737-400 aircraft.

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THAI has also increased its number of flights to Chiang Mai, from 72 to 77 weekly, in support of the Royal Flora Ratchapreuk 2006 plant and flower show now taking place in the northern city.

New international flight routes introduced over the same period include service to Johannesburg in South Africa (three flights a week) and Hyderabad, Bodhagaya, Varanasi in India (three flights a week).

International routes to Bangkok from Europe increasing in frequency starting December 1 include: Stockholm-Bangkok (from 6 to 7 weekly flights); Rome-Bangkok (6 to 7) Munich-Bangkok (5 to 7); Madrid-Bangkok (4 to 6); Moscow-Bangkok (3 to 4) and Zurich-Bangkok (6 to 7).

The total number of flights from New York and Los Angeles will also increase, from seven to 10 weekly.

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