China’s Spring Airlines has increased its weekly flights to 82 from March 26 onwards, in line with the anticipated rise in the number of visitors to Thailand from China over the summer.
Spring Airlines Vice President Zhang Wu’an said that since January 2023, when disease prevention measures have been eased, Thailand became one of the first 20 countries where the Chinese government allowed group travel abroad.
Thailand is fast becoming a popular destination again for Chinese tourists. Spring Airlines subsequently now operates flights from Bangkok to Guangzhou, Nanning, Xi’an, Ningbo, Nanchang, Lanzhou, and Jieyang, as well as from Chiang Mai to Guangzhou and Shanghai. The company has also increased the frequency of flights between Bangkok and Shanghai, and Phuket and Shanghai, bringing the total weekly Thai-Chinese flights up to 62.
With the number of tourists from China to Thailand expected to increase significantly during the summer, the company has resolved to add 20 more flights and expand its existing roster of routes. This effectively increases the number of flights from China to Thailand to 82 per week.
The added route from Bangkok to Chengdu will be available for service starting March 26.
Spring Airlines is a Chinese low-cost carrier whose headquarters is located in Shanghai. The carrier has operating centers in several countries, including South Korea, Japan, and Thailand. It currently has a fleet of 116 aircraft operating 320 routes and provides services to more than 21 million people annually. (NNT)