THAI Smile to launch service on 01-Jul-2012 with services to Kaohsiung, Shenzhen, Macau and Surabaya
Thai Airways confirmed (Mar-2012) THAI Smile’s first flight will commence on 01-Jul-2012 after receiving its first brand new aircraft in Jun-2012 and commencing ticket sales on 01-Apr-2012. Thai Smile's first routes will be from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Kaohsiung, Shenzhen, Macau and Surabaya, with Phuket to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Chang Mai to follow. The carrier is scheduled to operate a fleet of four aircraft in 2012, increasing to six in 2013, eight in 2014 and 11 in 2015. This 11 aircraft fleet will be maintained through 2018. Nok Air, 49% owned by Thai Airways, will continue to operate domestic point-to-point services from Bangkok Don Mueang to 18 points across the country.