THAI Airways International’s sub-brand, THAI Smile, will commence three new routes to India, and one each to Malaysia and Myanmar from March 31.
The carrier will begin five-weekly flights between Bangkok and Mandalay on March 31. Leaving Bangkok at 07.25, the plane will arrive at Mandalay at 08.50, taking off at 09.30 the same day and touching down in Bangkok at 11.55.
Also on March 31, THAI Smile will launch twice-weekly Bangkok-Ahmedabad flights. The service will depart Bangkok at 19.30 and land in Ahmedabad at 23.00. On the return leg, the flight will leave Ahmedabad at 23.59 and arrive in Bangkok at 06.20 the next day.
Four-weekly flights between Phuket and Kuala Lumpur will begin on April 2, leaving Phuket at 09.20 and arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 11.40. They will depart Kuala Lumpur at 12.30 to reach Phuket at 12.55.
THAI Smile had earlier announced flights out of Phuket to New Delhi and Mumbai (TTG Asia e-Daily, March 1, 2013).
Phuket-New Delhi services will run twice a week from April 1, with flights taking off from Phuket at 22.05 and landing in New Delhi at 00.55 the next day. The return leg will see flights leaving New Delhi at 01.55 and arriving in Phuket at 07.55.
Also twice-weekly, Phuket-Mumbai flights will begin on April 3. They will depart Phuket at 22.25, reaching Mumbai at 01.10 the next day, while taking off at 02.20 from Mumbai, landing in Phuket at 08.20.