Thai Airways to Restart Direct Flights Between Vientiane and Bangkok This Month

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Thai Airways to Restart Direct Flights Between Vientiane and Bangkok This Month
Thai Airways' A320 aircraft. (Photo: Thai Airways)

Thailand’s flag carrier has announced that it will resume direct flights between Wattay International Airport in Vientiane Capital, Laos, and Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand starting August 15.

The decision to resume the flight route, which was canceled in December 2021, was announced on Tuesday.

The airline said that it will stop the previously operating Thai Smile Airways flight route, and will utilize Thai Airways’ bigger A320 aircraft instead.

The route will operate two daily flights between the neighboring nations. The Vientiane-Bangkok route will depart at 1:30 pm daily from Wattay International Airport and will arrive at 2:50 pm on Thai Airways’ TG571 aircraft. 

The second flight of the day will depart from Wattay International Airport at 8:30 pm and will arrive in Bangkok at 9:55 pm on Thai Airways’ TG575 aircraft.

According to HFlight.net, a Thai aircraft blogger, both the TG571 and TG575 will be able to carry up to 160 passengers.

Thai Airways will also resume flights to Ahmedabad, India, as part of its initiative to grow the company and break through to the Indian market. According to Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports, around 990,000 Indians visited the nation in 2022, second only to Malaysia.