Emirates will introduce a fifth daily non-stop service between Dubai and Bangkok from March 31st, 2013. Emirates will operate 35 flights a week between Dubai and Bangkok, plus a daily Airbus A380 service between Bangkok and Hong Kong, and a daily flight between Bangkok and Sydney, which connects on to Christchurch.
On October 31st, 2010 Thai Airways started operating daily flights on Bangkok - Tokyo Haneda Airport route utilizing Airbus A340-500 aircraft.
Qatar Airways will start daily flights to Phuket – its second destination in Thailand after Bangkok – on 11 October 2010. The new Phuket flights will operate via Kuala Lumpur. The airline will also add flights to Hanoi via Bangkok.
Kingfisher Airlines will launch daily direct flights between Bangkok and Kolkata from August 14, 2009. The launch of this new route will mark the first time that Kingfisher Airlines will be commencing operations from India to South East Asia. The flights between Bangkok and Kolkata will be operated using the A320 family of aircraft featuring Kingfisher Class, the premium economy service from Kingfisher Airlines.
Following the successful deployment of Emirates' A380 to Sydney and Auckland, the Dubai-based airline announced it will launch A380 flights on Bangkok route on June 1, 2009.
The introduction of the A380 on the Dubai-Bangkok-Dubai route will boost available capacity by 30 % and is expected to contribute to increasing tourist arrivals from Dubai and the larger Middle East. The new Emirates service represents the aviation world's first A380 operation to Bangkok and promises to usher in a whole new, luxury air travel experience to Thailand.
The existing EK 372/373 daily service will be operated by Emirates' A380. EK 372 departs Dubai at 09:40 hours, arriving in Bangkok at 19:00 hours. Return flight EK 373 departing Bangkok at 21:25 hours and arriving in Dubai at 00:30 hours the following morning.
Hong Kong based airline Cathay Pacific announced the launch of a daily non-stop flight from Delhi to Bangkok from March 30.
The Delhi-Bangkok non-stop flight will take five-and-a-half hours. It will leave New Delhi at 3.30 am and reach Bangkok at 8.55 am. The airline will leave Bangkok at 5.25 pm and reach New Delhi at 7.45 pm (local time).
At present Cathay Pacific flies to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. It has two daily flights from Delhi to Hong Kong and 10 flights a week from Mumbai.
Shenzhen Airlines, China's fifth largest air carrier, will start direct flights between Shenzhen and Bangkok from March 31, reported Xinhua.
Flight ZH9793 on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft will depart Shenzhen at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and arrive in Bangkok at 1 a.m. local time on the following day.
Nok Air will resume flights between Bangkok and Phuket on February 20th, 2009. Flights on this route were suspended while the airline was restructuring last year. At the present time Nok Air operates from Don Muang airport in Bangkok. Current schedule shows two flights per day on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and one flight per day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Nok Air is partially owned by Thai Airways International.
Bangkok Airways will increase flight frequency on the “Bangkok - Chiang Mai”, “Bangkok - Phuket” and “Phuket - Samui” routes starting this winter schedule from October 26th onwards.
Thai Airways International plans to increase frequency of direct flights from Bangkok to Moscow from three to four flights per week from October.
Executive vice-president for commercial, Mr Pandit Chanapai, said the airline anticipated the demand from Russians for Thailand would increase significantly during the high season, which started from October, hence increasing the flight frequency on the route was commercially viable.