Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Oct 4, 2011
Bangkok Airways, will start services to Bangalore in November - its second destination in India after Mumbai..
Bangkok Airways will be operating 5 flights weekly (no service on Monday and Friday) from Bangalore to Bangkok by Airbus A319 serving 138 Economy Class. Airbus A319 with business class will commence its service in November.
The average load factor on Mumbai – Bangkok has been around 70%. “We expect to see a similar figure for Bengaluru. On the other hand, Bengaluru offers many great natural and traditional attractions as the Garden City of India which we hope will be one of the key markets to bring businesses and tourists to this magnificent city," Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth - Bangkok Airways’ President said.
“This would help us achieve our target of welcoming 885,000 tourists or more to Thailand from India by end of this year”, said Sethaphan Buddhani, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand – Mumbai Office.
M.L. Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President, Bangkok Airways added: “Besides offering direct flight to Bangkok, we are proud to introduce Thailand’s top destinations beyond Bangkok to the people of Bengaluru which includes world-class beach resort islands like Samui and Phuket as well as culture-rich routes like Chiang Mai and Sukhothai.’
Global Air Transport Services is Bangkok Airways general sales agent (GSA).
At present, Bangkok Airways has codeshare agreements with Thai Airways International, EVA Air, Etihad Airways, Air Berlin, Air France, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The company is currently in talks with Finnair, Malaysian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines and SilkAir.