THAI offers discounts to South Asia
BANGKOK, 17 July 2012: Thai Airways International has introduced discounted fares for destinations in South Asia good through 30 September.
Featuring only economy class, the Indian – Subcontinent Special ex-Bangkok online fares are Bt12,295 to Dhaka; Bt13,685, Mumbai; Bt15,195, Delhi; Bt9,560, Kolkata; Bt12,655, Bengaluru; Bt13,210, Hyderabad; Bt12,055, Chennai; Bt12,465, Kathmandu; Bt15,050, Karachi, Lahore and Bt10,795 to Colombo.
The fares are valid for departures from Bangkok not later than 30 September and have a one-month validity.
For example, to Dhaka, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, sells its lowest fare at Bt11,465 while Bangkok Airways sells at Bt12,935.
To Colombo, Sri Lankan Airlines quotes Bt10,775 and Cathay Pacific Airways, Bt10,970.
To Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines pitches fares to Islamabad at around Bt20,000, while Cathay Pacific sells Karachi fares from Bt15,275.
To Kathmandu, Nepal Airlines is has a promotional fare of Bt11,500 for travel this side of 28 September.
As for India, there are nonstop flights by other carriers to four cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
To Delhi, they are; Jet Airways from Bt11,335; Air India, from Bt12,235; Cathay Pacific Airways, Bt14,005 and low-cost Indigo Airlines, Bt8,997.
To Mumbai, Bangkok Airways sells its lowest fare at Bt12,935; Jet Airways, Bt10,800; Air India Bt10,725; Cathay Pacific Airways, Bt12,500 and Indigo Airlines, Bt8,350.
To Kolkata, the options are Jet Airways, Bt9,365 and Thai AirAsia, Bt6,590;
To Chennai, only Thai AirAsia operates flights quoting fares from Bt7,120.
In addition, THAI offers promotional one-way fares to or from Udon Thani and Hat Yai until 31 July.
Sawasdee Udon, valid for one-way travel on Monday to Thursday, sells at Bt1,800 from Bangkok and Bt1,750 from Udon Thani.
Hat Yai Delight sells at Bt2,500 per sector, either way. The fare is valid only for travel from Bangkok on its 0605 and 1005 flights and from Hat Yai, 0815 and 1215 flights.