Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thai Airways drops fares to stimulate travel

In a bid to stimulate travel in and around Thailand, Thai Airways has announced intentions to cut its airfares both domestically and internationally by up to 50%.

Last week the Tourism and Sports Ministry announced 13 tourism recovery initiatives for government approval, one of which was to urge airlines to cut airfares, another already approved initiative was a move to cut visa entry fees for six months.

Already Thai has responded, saying that it has plans to cut domestic fares between 45% and 55%, while international fares may be cut as much as 50%.

“This is the first time the airline [Thai] offers such extra lower airfare,” said Chris Chantalitanon, Thai Airways Thailand, Indochina and Myanmar GM.

Exact prices are expected to be released soon.

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