THAI Smile, a business unit of Thai Airways International, will start a new four weekly service to Luang Prabang in Laos, 15 December.
THAI’s senior executive vice president commercial, Chokchai Panyayong, said the service would support the economy and the tourism industry of both Thailand and Laos.
It pitches the airline in direct competition with Bangkok Airways that was the first international airline to serve the World Heritage town. It flies three daily services to Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang was designated by UNESCO as the “The Best Preserved City in Southeast Asia” and registered as a World Heritage City, due to its anciednt temples and well preserved colonial building and former royal palaces.
THAI Smile will operate flights from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Luang Prabang on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, using an Airbus A320-200 aircraft.
The airline is selling discounted fares starting at Bt7,300, including taxes and surcharges, but conditions apply (taxes and surcharges vary depending on the foreign exchange rate on the date of ticket issuance).
The fare has a validity date of 14 days and cannot be used for travel during 27 to 31 December 2013. The fare is applicable to just a few seat per flight but travellers can gain TG FFP points.