THAI Smile to launch direct flights from Phuket to Mumbai on March 31, 2013
Budget airline of Thailand, THAI Smile will launch direct flights from Phuket to New Delhi and Mumbai from end of next month, as per a PTI report. The sister airline of Thailand’s national carrier Thai Airways International will begin direct flights from Phuket to Mumbai on March 31, with flights to New Delhi to start on April 2.
THAI Smile will operate four return flights a week to both the destinations. Making this announcement in Phuket yesterday, Anil Wadhwa, Indian Ambassador to Thailand said these “flights will lead to a marked increase in the number of Indian tourists coming here (Phuket)”. This bodes well, not only for India-Thailand relations but would also greatly benefit Phuket’s economy, he added. Phuket is one of the top most destinations for lakhs of tourists who visit Thailand every year.