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THAI Launches Flights to Chongqing and Changsha, China

October 25, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

THAI Smile, the business unit of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), announces two new destinations to the People’s Republic of China – Chongqing and Changsha, starting from 27 October 2013.

Mr. Chokchai Panyayong, Senior Executive Vice President of Commercial, said in order to support the economies and tourism industry between Thailand and China, THAI Smile will launch simultaneous operations to two new direct routes, between Bangkok and Chongqing and between Bangkok and Changsha, with both inaugural flights taking place on the same day on 27 October 2013.

Chongqing is a major city in Southwest China with a significant history and culture.  It is a major manufacturing center, a major motor vehicle production center and largest for motorcycles.  Chongqing’s tourist attractions include the 1000-year-old-town Ciqikou next to the lower part of the Jialing River, once an important commercial port during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.  Other attractions include UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Furong Cave in Wulong Karst National Geology Park. THAI Smile will operate three round trip flights per week from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chongqing on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Changsha is the capital city of Hunan Province and is a major tourist center of historical museums including the world-famous Mawangdui Tombs of the Han Dynasty and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area as part of several national parks such as the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.  THAI Smile will operate three round trip flights per week from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Changsha on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, with plans to add flights on Monday and Saturday for increased frequency to five flights per week starting on 16 January 2014.

Route

Flight

Timetable

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Bangkok – Chongqing

TG 2600

11:10 hours

15:15 hours

Chongqing – Bangkok

TG 2601

16:10 hours

18:30 hours

 

Route

Flight

Timetable

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Bangkok – Changsha

TG 2602

14:50 hours

18:45 hours

Changsha – Bangkok

TG 2603

19:40 hours

21:45 hours

For more information and reservations, passengers may contact THAI sales offices or ticket representatives nationwide or the THAI Contact Center at Tel 02-356-1111 (24 hours a day) and visit THAI Smile’s website at www.thaismileair.com.

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