Thai Airways International (THAI) has announced that flights to Brussels will commence next month. On 17 November 2011, the national carrier will operate three weekly flights between Bangkok and the Belgian capital, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Flights depart the Thai capital’s Suvarnabhumi airport at 0030, arriving in Brussels at 0700 the same morning. The return service takes off from the Belgian capital at 1330, arriving back in Bangkok at 0620 the following day.
Announcing the new route at a press conference yesterday, Pandit Chanapai THAI’s Executive Vice President of Commercial said; “Brussels was chosen as THAI’s new destination to facilitate the growing number of passengers travelling between Thailand and Europe.
“It is in line with THAI’s strategy for expanding and serving other European cities, through a feeder city such as Brussels. Today approximately 12-15% of passengers from Belgium and neighbouring countries, especially those destined for Australia, make their connections in Frankfurt. THAI expects these passengers will appreciate the convenience of the route to and from Brussels to Southeast Asia and Australia,” Pandit added.
The new route, which is already open for sale, will be operated using a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with 30 seats in Royal Silk Class and 262 in Economy Class.