Tier II on Thai Smile’s radar

Thai Smile Airways is exclusively focusing on Tier-II cities in India, which according to them has huge potential.

Thai Smile Airways has introduced its new connections from Bangkok to a total of four Tier-II cities in India. While the Bangkok to Gaya and Varanasi route started operating on October 1, the Bangkok-Jaipur and Bangkok-Lucknow route will start operating on November 15 and December 1 respectively.

Speaking on how these connections are going to work in their favour, Captain Woranate Laprabang, Acting Chief Executive Officer, THAI Smile Airways, said, “We consider these connecting flights as one of our strategic destinations in Indian region. THAI Smile Airways is undertaking an ambitious growth strategy to develop network and ensure international connectivity. Moreover, we are committed to ensure that our passengers have greater choice and opportunity to discover new destinations by flying with THAI Smile Airways.”

He, however, asserted that THAI Smile is only planning the operations to the Tier-II cities of India. “There are more than 1.25 million people from India travelling in a year. THAI Smile Airways understands the immense need for passengers travelling among these four cities. A journey which can be covered in less than four hours can take up to 8-10 hours. We wish to make it more comfortable and affordable to Indian passengers,” he added. As part of their Indian strategy for promotion and sales, Thai Smile Airways has appointed The Bird Group as its GSA for the Indian market.

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