Thai Airways International will resume a direct flight from Tokyo to Phuket starting from July 17, 2008. Thai will operate 2 flights per week, on Thursday and Saturday, with departure from Tokyo at 10.00 hrs. (Tokyo time) and arrival in Phuket at 15.25 hrs. (local time). The return flight will depart from Phuket at 16.30 hrs. and arrive in Bangkok at 17.55 hrs. The aircraft employed will be Boeing 777-200, with 30 seats in Royal Executive class and 279 in economy class.
Jet Airways will operate daily flights between Bangkok and Mumbai starting May 7. Jet Airways will be deploying Boeing 737-800 aircrafts on the Bangkok-Mumbai route. The flight no. 9W061 BKK-BOM will depart from Bangkok at 8:00am and reach Mumbai at 11:10am. The flight no. 9W062 BOM-BKK will depart from Mumbai at 00:50am and reach Bangkok at 6:35am. The flight will be on a daily basis and is expected to start from May 7, 2008.
Thai Airways will inaugurate daily Bangkok-Samui flights on February 15, according to Chaisak Angkasuwan, director-general of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). Mr. Chaisak said the DCA on Thursday morning met executives of the national flag carrier and Bangkok Airways, a private firm which owns Samui airport.
Oman Air is planning to significantly increase its capacity on the Bangkok - Muscat route. Oman's national carrier, which only started flying the route on Nov 29 last year, planned to use a high-capacity jetliner like a Boeing 767-300 and raise flight frequency to seven per week from five now starting in March.
Thai Airways International increased flights on Bangkok – Hyderabad, India route, to 5 flights per week. The airline first began Bangkok – Hyderabad flights on 30 October 2006, operating 3 flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Air Macau will add three flights per week between Macau and Bangkok, Thailand during January. Beginning January 22, 2008 the new services will take off from Macau at 11.25am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and leave Bangkok at 2.20pm on the the same days.
After over two months of suspension, the state-owned Myanmar Airways is to resume flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur in January 2008. A Myanmar Airways official in Rangoon was reported as saying that the airlines will resume flights to the capitals of Thailand and Malaysia in early January with A319 Airbus instead of the old MD 82 aircraft.
To meet peak season demand for travel to Mae Hong Son during Thailand’s cool season, PB Air will be launching a new Bangkok - Mae Hong Son service that will be offered every Tuesday and Saturday from 1 December 2007 to 1 March 2008 only.
This new Bangkok-Mae Hong Son service is a PB Air - Thai Airways International (THAI) code-sharing route and will be served by a 50-seater ERJ 145 aircraft.
Air Seychelles has started its first non-stop weekly service between the Seychelles capital Mahe and Bangkok to cater to increasing tourism and trade between the two countries. The inaugural seven-hour flight carried 222 passengers and 10 cabin crew on board a new Boeing 767-200ER aircraft called La Belle Creole.
Environmental authorities have given the green light to airlines that want to operate higher-capacity aircraft and offer more flights through the privately run Samui Airport.
As part of the approval, carriers would be allowed to operate two additional daily flights beyond the previous maximum of 34 flights per day while using two more aircraft types, the Airbus 319 and Boeing 737-400.