Tags : Low Cost


Low cost airlines add 150 baht tax surcharge on air

Low-cost airlines yesterday announced to add 150 baht tax surcharge on their tickets, effective this month. The tax surcharge was levied on the tickets after the Excise Department proposed the Cabinet to increase excuse tax on jet fuels, lubrication oil. Full story: thaipbs.or.th By Thai PBS ReportersRead More


Transport Ministry denies imposing limit on lowest air fares

BANGKOK, 13 January 2015 (NNT) – Limits have not been placed on how low budget airlines’ fares can go, even though a capping of the upper limit does exist, according to Transport Minister ACM Prajin Juntong. Responding to comments on the restrictions placed on low-cost airlines’ fares, being circulated on social media, the transport minister […]Read More


Low cost Thai Smile airline inaugurates first flight at Don

BANGKOK, Aug 8 – The low cost airline, Thai Smile, a subsidiary of Thailand’s national flag carrier, Thai Airways International (THAI) officially launched its first flight and services earlier today. The airline expressed satisfaction, as it has been well received by the public and reservations for each flight are booked at more than 90 per […]Read More


Thai AirAsia X launches Bangkok-Seoul route

BANGKOK, April 21 – Thai AirAsia X, a low-cost airline flying long-haul flights of at least 4 hours, is launching a Bangkok-Seoul route, starting June 17. CEO Nadda Buranasiri said the Don Muang-Incheon route will be operated with an Airbus A330-300. Reservations start from April 22, 23.00 (local time), through May 3 with special ticket […]Read More


Government endorses establishment of Thai Smile with 1.8 billion baht

BANGKOK, 25 September 2013 (NNT) – The Cabinet has endorsed Thai Airways International Plc. to establish the Thai Smile airline to compete in the low-cost airline segment, believing that the new company will be able to generate almost 2 billion baht of annual profit by the year 2017. According to Chalitrat Chantharubeksa, deputy spokesperson to […]Read More


Blue Flag mobile shop to be launched in Thailand next

BANGKOK, Jan 4 – Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce will begin its “Blue Flag” mobile shops to sell consumer necessities at lower-than-market prices in the capital and its surrounding provinces. Department of Internal Trade Director-General Wiboonluck Ruamrak said Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom will release the Blue Flag caravan on Jan 11. The mobile shops will sell […]Read More


THAI Smile Air to separate from flag carrier Thai Airways

BANGKOK, Nov 16 – THAI Smile Air, a budget airline operated by Thai Airways International (THAI), will be split off as a sister company of the national flag carrier, according to a resolution by the THAI board of directors. Board chairman Ampon Kittiampon said today that THAI president Sorachak Kasemsuwan has been instructed to map […]Read More