Thai Airways International (THAI) will boost its routes to and from Australia and New Zealand for summer 2011. From 16 April, the national carrier will increase its Bangkok-Brisbane services from five flights per week to daily, using either a Boeing 777-200ER or B777-300. Similarly from 17 June 2011, the airline’s five weekly B777-200ER Bangkok-Auckland services will increase to daily. Also from 16 April, the Bangkok-Phuket-Perth routing will rise from three to four flights per week, using its Airbus A330-300 aircraft. However this extra flight will come at the expense of one direct weekly service between Bangkok and Perth, which reduces from four to three per week.
THAI will also boost its Bangkok-Milan services from three to four flights per week from 16 May, while services to Tokyo’s Narita airport will increase from three to five per week. Services to Hong Kong from both Bangkok and Phuket will also be boosted, as will the airline’s Bangkok-Mumbai and Bangkok-KL services.