Jun 15, 2024

Thai Airways International resumes direct flights between Kathmandu and Bangkok

Thai Airways International resumes direct flights between Kathmandu and Bangkok

KATHMANDU, May 23:THAI Airways International,  Thailand's “Smooth as silk” carrier, has successfully relaunched direct service between Kathmandu and Bangkok, collaborating with Society International Travel Services. 

THAI Airways had commenced its service to Nepal in 1968 through a flight from Bangkok via Calcutta to Kathmandu. However, the airline citing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic halted its services in March 2022.

On 29 October 2023 THAI Airways resumed its services by appointing Society International Travel Services as the General Sales Agent in Nepal. THAI Airways currently operates Airbus 320 (narrow-body) planes in Nepal. THAI Airways start a second daily service in Nepal on December 15, 2023, just one and a half months after resuming flights. 

"This significant milestone marks our enduring commitment to reconnecting Nepal with Thailand and the broader world." said Khun Wit Kitchathorn, Director of Sales at THAI Airways International. He stated that THAI Airways will continue to promote Nepal as a premium tourism destination in Thailand. 

"We are thrilled to resume our direct flights from Kathmandu to Bangkok," said Rabi Chandra Singh, Executive Chairman of Society International Travel Services, THAI Airways' General Sales Agent in Nepal. He reassured that this collaboration will deliver excellent connectivity to the Nepali aviation industry and promote Nepal worldwide. 

THAI Airways currently operates Airbus 320 narrow body aircraft, 777 Aircrafts, Dreamliner 787, and Airbus 350 aircraft in more that 60 destinations. These aircrafts are known for offering comfortable seating configurations and in-flight entertainment options. Customers can install THAI Airways’ mobile application to find convenient flights, and get access to the Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) services. 

In 2024, THAI airways has a total of 73 active aircraft with an average utilization of 12.8 hours per day. It managed slot time of flight operations to support continuously increasing passenger demand and adjusted more effectively for better connectivity.