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Thai bringing a Smile to Far East airports

by Matt Falcus

Thai Airways has given details of its new low-cost brand which will be taking to Asian skies this summer.

Thai Smile Air is the name for the new carrier, which will initially operate a fleet of four Airbus A320 aircraft in a colour scheme modified slightly from (but strongly resembling) the parent carrier’s scheme.

The airline will be based at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, with initial routes starting 1st July 2012 including: Chiang Mai, Phuket, Kolkata, Jakarta, and Phnom Penh.

The airline will also start to serve domestic destinations including Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Chiang Rai, and Surat Thani.

Passengers will be able to take advantage of lower fares whilst still maintaining quality, including meals and drinks. It will not be as basic as the existing Nok Air.

By 2013 Thai Smile Air will have 11 Airbus A320s and serve a greater number of destinations across Asia.

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