Pandit Chanapai, Executive Vice President, Commercial Department of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) chaired the press conference that officially launches THAI’s newest and 72nd destination – Brussels, Belgium with direct flights to and from Bangkok beginning 17 November 2011.
Chanapai said, “Brussels was chosen as THAI’s new destination to facilitate the growing number of passengers travelling between Thailand and Europe and for travelers’ convenience through the direct route. As well, it is in line with THAI’s strategy for expanding and serving other European cities, through a feeder city such as Brussels. Today approximately 12-15% of passengers from Belgium and neighboring countries, especially those destine for Australia, make their connections in Frankfurt. THAI expects these passengers will appreciate the convenience of the route to and from Brussels to Southeast Asia and Australia.”
(L-R) Mr. Pradit Sintavanarong, Director of THAI’s Board, Mr. Apiporn Pasawat, Director of THAI’s Board, Mr. Rudi Veestraeten, Ambassador of Belgium to Thailand, Mr. Pandit Chanapai, THAI Executive Vice President of Commercial Department, Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas) and Mr. Ruangyos Pamon-Montri, THAI Vice President of Sale & Distribution Department.
Flight TG934 from Bangkok will depart three times per week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 00.30 hours, arriving in Brussels at 07.00 hours the same morning. Flight TG935 from Brussels will depart the same days at 13.30 hours, arriving in Bangkok at 06.20 hours the following day.
With flight reservations starting since 1 July 2011, the seating capacity on the Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft has reached 80% full for the first flight to Brussels on 17 November 2011. THAI’s Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft is configured for 30 seats in Royal Silk Class and 262 seats in Economy Class, with all 292 seats equipped with personal screen and the latest in-flight entertainment system.
THAI is the first carrier in Southeast Asia to operate direct flights between Thailand and Belgium, adding convenience for passengers travelling from Belgium’s capital, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and France. These passengers may also take advantage of direct flights into Bangkok, then traveling beyond to Thai domestic destinations and other parts of Southeast Asia and Australia.
THAI is offering special promotional fares under the campaign “I Fly THAI to Brussels” for these roundtrip Economy Class travel:
• Roundtrip travel Bangkok-Brussels-Bangkok, price starts at 35,880 baht*
• Roundtrip travel from Bangkok to Brussels (returning via any other THAI destination in Europe to Bangkok), price starts at 42,015 baht*
• Roundtrip travel from Bangkok to any THAI destination in Europe (returning via Brussels to Bangkok), price starts at 42,015 baht*
*Starting prices are initial fares for roundtrip Economy Class air ticket that include airport tax and various surcharges; prices may change based on foreign exchange rates on the date of ticket issuance.
Passengers may purchase the special promotional fare tickets from now until 29 February 2012 and may start their travel from 17 November 2011 – 29 February 2012. These promotional special fare tickets are valid for 21 days from the departure date printed on the ticket. Passengers may not make changes to their ticket after it has been issued, under any circumstances.
For Royal Orchid Plus members, THAI is offering the following special launch promotion from 17 November 2011 to 31 January 2012:
• Earn 2,000 Bonus Miles for each way in Royal Silk Class between Bangkok and Brussels on THAI
• Earn 1,000 Bonus Miles for each way in Economy Class between Bangkok and Brussels on THAI
• Redeem 97,500 miles for award travel in Royal Silk Class between Bangkok and Brussels (25% discount)
• Redeem 52,500 miles for award travel in Economy Class between Bangkok and Brussels (25% discount)
For more information, passengers may contact THAI’s Call Center at Tel. (66-2) 356-1111, 24-hours a day, or visit www.thaiairways.com