South-east Asia will regain a nonstop connection to Vienna when Thai Airways (THAI) reinstates its Bangkok-Vienna service on November 16.
THAI suspended the service in 1993 due to poor loads, but the airline now sees potential demand for the route, a source from THAI told TTG Asia.
It offers four flights weekly using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which has 42 seats in Royal Silk Class and 306 seats in economy class.
Destination Asia Thailand’s deputy managing director, Wanchai Thavorthaveekul, said: “The flights will also attract East Europeans from Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria and Baltic countries to visit Thailand. These are emerging markets for Thailand.”
Meanwhile in Malaysia, Arokia Das, senior manager at Luxury Tours Malaysia, said: “The direct flights make it very easy for Austrians and Eastern Europeans to visit and experience (not just Bangkok but also) the region. We will work with our associates in Thailand who will introduce our itineraries to their clients who wish to extend their stay to Malaysia.”