Monday, October 02, 2017

Tiruchi - Bangkok flight service takes off

Tiruchi is now directly connected with Bangkok - one among the top tourist destinations in the world with foreign carrier Thai AirAsia launching service in the Tiruchi – Bangkok- Tiruchi sector.

Bangkok has become the sixth overseas destination to have direct links with Tiruchi after Colombo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Sharjah following the introduction of flight service to the Thai capital from September 29 onwards.

The operation of new service to the prominent South East Asian destination would further spur overseas passenger traffic movements from and to Tiruchi. A water salute was given when the first Thai AirAsia flight from Bangkok touched down at the Tiruchi international airport in the early hours on September 29.

The airline will operate four services in a week from Tiruchi to Bangkok – on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with the flights departing in the early hours from here.
Airline sources said the new service to Bangkok would be operated using A-320 Neo type aircraft with passenger seating capacity exceeding a little over 180.

The first flight left for Bangkok in the early hours of Friday with more than 160 passengers, while on Sunday the number of travellers to the Thai capital from here was more than 140, said the sources.
02/10/17 The Hindu