THAI takes off with a religious flight over sacred sites

Thai Airways International (THAI) will commence a special flight on November 30 that takes pious Buddhists over 99 sacred sites across the country as they chant mantras.

The three-hour flight will not land, allowing worshippers to “receive positive energy from chanting while onboard”, said Wiwat Piyawiroj, executive vice president for THAI’s commercial operations, in a report by Bangkok Post.

Worshippers pray over 99 sacred sites across Thailand with new THAI flight; novices at Ayutthaya Historical Park

The flight is part of the airline’s Magical Flying Experience campaign and in line with the government’s policy to boost the domestic travel sector.

Worshippers will fly over holy sites in the capital and 31 provinces, including Chon Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Ayutthaya and Nakhon Ratchasima. Tickets will cost about 10,000 baht (US$328) for business class and 6,000 baht for economy.

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