Bangkok Air offering new flights to Mumbai and Dhaka
Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, Bangkok Airways’
President announced the launch of the airline’s Bangkok-Mumbai and
Bangkok-Dhaka route in Bangkok recently.
Ms. Ariya Prasarttong-Osoth, Vice President, Sales commented, “To celebrate
the launch of the new routes we will offer a promotion for roundtrip airfare
for Bangkok-Mumbai and Bangkok-
Dhaka, both at a starting fare of 5,590 baht to travel within 31 March for
Mumbai and 30 April
Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, Bangkok Airways President said, “The country’s
performance in tourism is now on the right track and is improving to where
we should see around 5-8% in terms of economic growth. Bangkok Airways is
expecting a productive year with some 27% business expansion with total
revenue of 10.5 billion baht plus a 19% increase over the 2.6 million
passengers achieved in 2010. This reflects Thailand position as Asia’s most
popular destination. We will also benefit from the growth of the
neighbouring countries since Thailand is widely used by tourists a gateway
and stopover for other SEA countries. Serving ‘new exotic routes’
exemplified by the opening of Bangkok-Mumbai on 02 March and Bangkok-Dhaka
on 27 March is part of our 2011 expansion strategy. We are confident of
achieving a 60% overall load factor for both routes. Mumbai and Dhaka are
large-financial centres with some 700,000 Indian nationals flying to
Thailand in 2010 and over 60,000 passengers from Dhaka. A 15-20% increase on
these numbers is expected this year. The fare will be competitive and
services in ‘Asia’s boutique Airline’ style will be as provided on all
Bangkok Airways routes. Bangkok Airways will provide 6 flights/week by
Airbus A319 to Mumbai with 12 business class seats and 108 economy seats and
7 flights/week to Dhaka by Airbus A320 with 162 economy seats.
Bangkok Air also plans to increase Bangkok – Chiang Mai flights as it has
proven a high demand route.
Chiang Mai spas new identity
(from left) Mr. Pinsu Sithasin (Viman Spa), Mr. Parisa Somsak ( Cheeva Spa),
Ms Jirapun Sugunasil (Chiida Spa), M.L. Panadda Diskul (Chiang Mai Governor
), Ms. Thisana Prapansiri (The Dheva Spa), Ms. Suthirak Suthisoonthorn
(Chiang Mai Spa Mantra), Ms Anida Donavanik (President of Thai Lanna Spa
Association), Ms Panjit Pisawong (Office of Commercial Affairs), Mr.
Boonrueng Thriruengworawat ( Department of Health Service Support) Back row
(from left) Mr. Jeerasuk Donavanik (Lanna Come Spa), Ms. Darunee
Daengtongdee (Nakara Spa), Ms. Naphat Peerataworn (Chiida Spa) and Mr. Toby
Allen (The Oasis Spa).
The new identity was officially
launched at a gala event presided over by the Governor of Chiang Mai, M.L.
Panadda Diskul, and attended by representatives from the Chiang Mai
Provincial Office of Public Health, Chiang Mai University, members of the
Thai Lanna Spa Association, and others.
Although the trademark is new, it refers to the ancient, refined traditions
of the Lanna Kingdom of Northern Thailand. This cultural heritage lives on
today in its distinctive art and architectural design, time-proven medicinal
herbs, music that caresses the soul, and therapeutic massage techniques
exclusive to Chiang Mai. When the best of this ancient culture is infused
with cutting-edge therapeutic innovations, the result is Lanna Exotic!
The celebration that launched this new identity featured performances of
classical Lanna music and traditional dances that illustrated the complete
sensory experience only available at Thai Lanna Spas. This recent event was
held at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi courtyard where more than 300
participants and representatives of local and international media gathered
to announce that Chiang Mai is the primary destination for health and
wellness in South East Asia. (PR)