Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tiruchi-Bangkok flight service may take off soon

Tiruchi: The Thai AirAsia, a joint venture low-fare airline, has plans to operate flight services in the Tiruchi-Bangkok-Tiruchi sector in the coming months. If implemented, the Tiruchi airport would have direct connectivity to the Thai capital city in August. Bangkok would become the third major South East destination to have links with Tiruchi after Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Sources said that the overseas airline was in touch with the Tiruchi airport authorities seeking appropriate slots for operation of the new flight service. The Tiruchi authorities approved slots for arrival and departure of the proposed new service after midnight hours.

“We have expressed our readiness and keenness to the airline to operate the new service,” said the official. Given the constraints in the runway length, the airline might operate a Boeing type aircraft in the proposed new sector, say officials.

Bangkok, being one of the most favoured tourist destinations in the world, authorities here feel that operation of new service to Bangkok would scale up international aircraft movements, passenger and freight traffic from Tiruchi.
15/06/17 R. Rajaram/The Hindu