Thai Smile launches flights to Krabi from Bangkok
- Thai Smile, Thai Airways’ new low-cost subsidiary that is to be positioned as a premium regional carrier, took over a domestic service from its parent airline on 22 August. From its Bangkok (BKK) base, the A320 operator now flies four times a day to Krabi (KBV) on southern Thailand’s west coast, increasing to five times daily at the start at the winter scheduling season. Thai Airways previously operated the route with 149-seat, two-class 737-400s, whereas Thai Smile’s aircraft are configured with 174 seats in an all-economy configuration. Competition comes from Thai AirAsia’s three flights a day.