Thai Smile, the sub-brand and business unit of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), held a simultaneous launch ceremony for the inaugural flights to two new destinations to the People's Republic of China – to Chongqing and to Changsha at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Dr. Sorajak Kasemsuvan (5th from left), THAI President, presided over the opening ceremony for the two new destinations, to Chongqing and to Changsha. Also participating at the ceremony were Mr. Chokchai Panyayong (3rd from right), THAI Senior Executive Vice President of Commercial, Mr. Woranate Laprabang (3rd from left), Managing Director of Thai Smile, Mr. Aphinun Vannagkura (4th from right), Executive Vice President, Aeronautical Radio of Thailand, Flying Officer Chaturongkapon Sodmanee (4th from left), General Manager of Don Mueang International Airport, and Group Captain Samai Chanthon (5th from right), Vice President Aerodrome Standards And Occupational Health Department.
In addition to strengthening THAI’s competitiveness, the two new destinations, will add to both China’s and Thailand’s growing tourism industry as well as support other industries. The new destinations are also important in strengthening THAI’s development of the company’s route network, especially with China having high potential for economic growth and more people travelling abroad.