Thai Airways International to Fly Daily between Haneda and Bangkok Starting November 1

Thai Airways International to Fly Daily between Haneda and Bangkok Starting November 1

Boeing 747-400 of Thai Airways International.

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Starting November 1, Thailand-based Thai Airways International Public Company Limited will operate one daily commercial flight on the Haneda-Bangkok route.

With the establishment of new routes in accordance with the increase in landing slots for international flights at Haneda Airport due to its re-expansion, the flight schedule will have a flight departing from late at night Haneda at 12:20 a.m. to arrive in Bangkok at 5:20 a.m. and a flight departing from Bangkok at 2:50 p.m. to arrive at Haneda at 10:30 p.m. The flights will be operated on board 215-seat Airbus A340-500 aircraft. Schedules and all other details are pending approval.

Thai Airways has set up a special website to promote the new route. The carrier is using the advantages of late-night/early morning departures from Haneda and trying to appeal to travelers with the convenience of combining itineraries with Narita flights and of making same-day onward connections at Bangkok. The airline will also operate more flights on routes to Chubu International Airport and Fukuoka Airport in addition to the Haneda route during the winter schedule starting on October 31, thus expanding the number of weekly flights flown between Japan and Thailand to 59.

In January 2009, the aviation bureaus of both countries agreed to allow one flight per day for each country during talks on flight volume between Haneda and Bangkok. In Japan, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) have already announced plans to serve the route.