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  • Thailand’s major airports plan US$4.8 billion capacity doubling

    Two of Thailand’s main airports, Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang, are set to undergo significant expansions. The Airports of Thailand (AOT) Public Company Limited intends to invest approximately US$4.8 billion to more than double the airports’ capacity by the end of the decade. The expansion aims to accommodate a predicted surge in tourism as the world recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.…

  • Air China boosts Comac profile with massive C919 jet order

    China’s national carrier, Air China, reportedly placed an order for 100 domestically-produced C919 jets, a move anticipated to garner international interest and further boost the profile of the relatively new aircraft. This comes as rival Boeing continues to grapple with ongoing safety concerns. The Beijing-based airline, which flies to 196 destinations, including over 60 international locations, confirmed the agreement with Comac,…

  • Thai Airways turbulence: Passenger’s business-class fiasco

    Thai Airways faced public criticism when a passenger expressed frustration on social media after experiencing subpar service on a business-class flight. Despite purchasing expensive tickets for himself and his clients to Beijing, he encountered malfunctioning seats that would neither recline nor convert into beds. The airline’s attempt to compensate with a modest sum of 5,500 baht was refused by Treerat Sirichantaropas,…

  • AirAsia ventures into aviation consulting and planning

    AirAsia is looking to expand its horizons beyond Southeast Asia by stepping into the realm of aviation consulting and planning. This strategic move comes as a part of a larger plan to separate its non-aviation ventures from its core aviation business. Tony Fernandes, the chief executive of Capital A, disclosed that a conditional sales and purchase agreement has been finalised…

  • Thai Vietjet unveils ‘April’s Last Calls’ with fares from just 100 baht

    Thai Vietjet has launched its tantalising April’s Last Calls promotion, sending shockwaves through the aviation world with fares starting from an unbelievable 100 baht (exclusive of taxes and fees) across its entire domestic and international routes. Bookings for this incredible deal are open until April 30, with the window to jet off spanning from June 1 to February 28 next…

  • Thai Airways takes off on an Airbus A380 farewell flight

    Amidst a pandemic–induced slump, Thai Airways decided to bid farewell to its Airbus A380 fleet, spelling the end of an era in the skies. According to a report by Aerotime Hub, the Thai flag carrier is offering its superjumbos to the highest bidder until September 12, marking a conclusion to their service. Remaining grounded since the early days of the…

  • Cable theft plunges Phuket Airport underpass into darkness

    A daring act of cable theft at the Phuket International Airport underpass plunged the area into darkness, leading to system failures and heightened safety concerns. The busy junction at Phuket Airport on Thepkrasattri Road, where the underpass is located, is now a challenging commute for both residents and tourists. The incident has caused considerable disruption, with the underpass’s lighting system…

  • Thai Airways bids farewell to iconic Boeing 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’

    Thai Airways (THAI) officially bid a fond farewell to the legendary Boeing 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’ amidst a gathering of aviation aficionados and tearful staff in Thailand. Prompted by the recent retirement of Air India’s remaining four Boeing 747-400s, THAI rolled out a majestic carpet, creating a grand stage to honour the original superjumbo jet that had graced their…

  • Boeing 737 loses wheel mid-flight in South Africa (video)

    In the latest hair-raising near-miss involving a Boeing 737 aircraft, a FlySafair jet had a miraculous escape from catastrophe after losing a wheel shortly following takeoff from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Eyewitnesses described a tense scene as ground staff spotted damage to the aircraft’s undercarriage, prompting a swift decision to return to the airport. The nerve-wracking…

  • Pattaya Airways unveils Thailand’s sole ATR 72-500 freighter

    Pattaya Airways has introduced its inaugural ATR 72-500 freighter, named Thanthima with the registration HS-PAW. Marking the beginning of a strategic expansion, this aircraft signals the start of a bold venture for Pattaya Airways, with plans to add a second ATR 72 to its arsenal by May. By year’s end, the airline aims to command a fleet of two ATR…

  • Indian coffee trader busted with 10 anacondas on Bangkok flight

    Customs officials intercepted a 56 year old coffee trader from Sakleshpur, India with a suitcase filled with 10 baby yellow anacondas, on a flight from Bangkok to Bengaluru. At Kempegowda International Airport, the trader, arriving on Thai Air Asia Flight No. FD-137, was swiftly apprehended on Saturday night, sparking a high-stakes investigation into the illicit trafficking of exotic reptiles. The…

  • Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai Airport joins customer experience elite

    Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI) clinched the coveted spot as the 100th accredited airport in ACI World’s Customer Experience Accreditation Programme. In a groundbreaking collaboration with Amadeus, ACI World’s Customer Experience Accreditation Programme is revolutionising the way airports worldwide approach passenger satisfaction. By equipping them with cutting-edge tools and strategies, this initiative is propelling airports towards new…

  • Soaring glamour: Thai Airways’ business class upgrade

    Thai Airways (THAI) boasts an enviable array of long-range jets, but behind the glamour lies a tale of unexpected surprises for passengers. Take THAI’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, where outdated 2-2-2 layouts clash with the modern 1-2-1 setup, leaving travellers feeling short-changed. But salvation is on the horizon. THAI is gearing up for a monumental shift, with 45 cutting-edge Boeing…

  • PM Srettha visits Phuket Airport

    PM Srettha paid a visit to Phuket International Airport, spearheading a mission to revolutionise the region’s infrastructure. The Thai premier inspected the second phase of the airport’s expansion and a novel solution to traffic woes. Srettha pledged prosperity without the pain for locals. A meticulous strategy, executed with precision by all agencies, has already yielded impressive results in just six…

  • Don Mueang Airport flies high in world rankings

    Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok secured a top ten spot in the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Terminals ranking, as announced by Skytrax. Suvarnabhumi International Airport also improved, climbing ten places to secure 58th position in the World’s Best Airport ranking. Skytrax, a renowned website for reviewing and ranking airports and airlines worldwide, conducted the rankings based on surveys and user…

  • Bangkok Airways soars to new heights with Sabre

    Bangkok Airways has solidified its long-standing collaboration with Sabre, the global leader in innovative travel technology. The Suvarnabhumi International Airport-based carrier, renowned for its extensive network spanning over 20 regional destinations, including Cambodia, China, Laos, Maldives, and Singapore, has reaffirmed its commitment to Sabre’s cutting-edge solutions. Chulin Kocharoen, Vice President of Network and Product Development at Bangkok Airways, expressed the…

  • Thailand’s aviation sector set for soaring recovery

    Thailand’s skies are set for a dramatic rebound as aviation bodies predict a swift recovery in passenger numbers by next year. In a statement to the press, Yongyut Lujintanon, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) area manager for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar, highlighted the intricate web of factors influencing the country’s aviation resurgence. Despite the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s…

  • Thai AirAsia to resume Bangkok-Hat Yai flights

    Thai AirAsia officially announced that it will restart its route between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Hat Yai. Departing at 10.45am from the Thai capital and touching down in the southern Thai province at 12.10pm with flight FD4304, and returning from Hat Yai at 1.40pm, landing back in Suvarnabhumi Airport at 2.15pm with flight FD4305. Scheduled to kick off on July 1,…

  • Thai Vietjet unleashes cheap ‘Songkran’s Splash Deals’

    In a sensational offer set to electrify travel enthusiasts, Thai Vietjet launched its Songkran’s Splash Deals, boasting irresistible fares starting at just 67 baht (excluding taxes and fees) across all domestic and international routes. The booking frenzy kicked off yesterday, April 10, and will continue its whirlwind trajectory until the stroke of midnight on April 13. Seize this golden opportunity…

  • Thai Lion Air flies into Cochin with Çelebi India as ground partner

    In a move set to revolutionise Cochin’s aviation scene, Thai Lion Air has soared into the region, with Çelebi India at the helm as their chosen ground handling service provider. Kicking off their passenger flights from Bangkok to Cochin on April 4, Thai Lion Air’s selection of Çelebi India underscores a commitment to excellence and reliability in the skies. Tauseef…

  • PM Srettha’s surprise visit unveils mega airport upgrades

    PM Srettha, making his third unannounced appearance, scrutinised Suvarnabhumi Airport’s operations firsthand, focusing on enhancements crucial for managing the surge in passenger traffic expected during the traditional Thai New Year festivities from April 12 to 15. Sharing his insights on X post-visit, the 62 year old PM applauded noticeable improvements across various services, from streamlined traffic flow at the airport’s…

  • Airfares drop for popular domestic routes ahead of Songkran

    Transport Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit announced a decrease in airfares for three popular domestic routes by 3.8% to 14% starting this Friday, in line with the Songkran festival. The fares for the six airlines offering flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Krabi, and Phuket have been set at a maximum of 3,000 baht (US$80) per one-way trip. The anticipated fares for…

  • Thai woman sparks backlash for vaping on Chiang Rai flight (video)

    A Thai woman is facing criticism after a video of her smoking an e-cigarette during a flight from Mae Fah Luang International Airport in the northern province of Chiang Rai went viral on Thai social media. A passenger took a sneaky video of the woman vaping on the plane and shared the content with the Red Skull Twitter account. The account…

  • Thai PM announces feasibility study for Samui Airport expansion

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced yesterday that a feasibility study for the expansion of Samui Airport is currently being conducted. The proposed expansion aims to accommodate larger aircraft and an increasing number of visitors. PM Srettha, accompanied by Tourism and Sports Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol and Deputy Agriculture Minister Chaiya Promma, conducted an official visit to the airport as part of…

  • Myanmar Airways: New routes to Bangkok, Chiangmai and Phuket

    Myanmar Airways International (MAI) announced upcoming budget flights from Yangon to Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai. MAI has unveiled exciting routes and wallet-friendly fares, ensuring seamless travel experiences for globetrotters. Operating 56 flights weekly from Yangon to Bangkok, along with bi-weekly flights to Phuket and thrice-weekly to the new Yangon-Chiang Mai route, adventure-seekers can now explore exotic destinations without breaking…

  • Thai airports expecting a surge in arrivals during Songkran

    During the Songkran festival, around 2.61 million passengers are expected to be welcomed across six Thai airports, as reported by the Transport Ministry. This forecast was made by Transport Minister Suriya Juengrungreangkit following a recent meeting. Suriya highlighted that the ministry had issued directives to the Airports of Thailand (AoT), as well as all other transport-related agencies, to prioritise passenger…

  • Thailand’s airports to see more than two million jet-setters

    The Transport Ministry anticipates a surge of 2.61 million travellers across Airports of Thailand (AOT)’s six international hubs during the seven-day Songkran festivities. Minister Suriya, in a recent announcement, affirmed preparations for the expected influx, rallying relevant agencies to gear up for the travel onslaught spanning from April 11 to 17. Ensuring passenger comfort and safety remains paramount, Suriya directed…

  • Airlines urge Thailand to take flight with airport upgrades

    Several international airlines have urged Thailand to enhance its key airport facilities and improve transport links between airports and cities, to meet its ambition of becoming a regional aviation hub. The Thai government has laid out a goal of handling 150 million passengers annually by 2030. Egaluk Ngiwprom, Southeast Asia marketing manager of Spring Airlines, believes this is a challenging…

  • Don Mueang Airport prepares for Songkran holiday travel spike

    Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport gears up for an influx of approximately 625,000 passengers during the Songkran holiday period, which runs from April 11 to 17. It expects over 4,000 flights, marking a substantial 10.58% rise from the previous year’s data. Don Mueang Airport General Manager Wichit Kaewsaitiam attributed this surge to the government’s strategic policies aimed at bolstering domestic…

  • Taking off: Passenger charges soar at six major Thai airports

    Passenger service charges (PSC) at six major Thai airports have seen an increase, as announced by the Airports of Thailand Plc. The charges, applicable on both domestic and international departing flights, have been raised at Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Don Mueang, Hat Yai, Phuket and Suvarnabhumi airports. For international flights, the fees have been increased from 700 to 730 baht,…