Khun Chokchai Panyayong, Thai Airways’ SEVP; Komate Kamalanavin, Consul-General, Royal Thai Consulate Chengdu; Tang Wen, Deputy Director, Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, Chongqing Municipal People's Government; and Wang Dingguo, Chongqing Tourism Bureau’s VP, were amongst the guests celebrating the launch of Thai Smile’s new routes into China.
- THAI Smile, the Thai Airways subsidiary that operates a fleet of two-class 174-seat A320s, has added two new Chinese destinations to its Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) network. On 27 October the airline started serving Changsha (CSX) and Chongqing (CKG), both with thrice-weekly flights. Competition on the Changsha route is provided by China Southern Airlines’ daily flight, while Business Air offers twice-weekly flights to Chongqing. This winter THAI Smile will be operating from Bangkok to 12 destinations in total, of which six are in Thailand.