As the world opens up, Indian airlines have initiated a restart of their route network again. One of the biggest destination out of India is Thailand. As India has now finally started the process of initiating a restart of travel into India, which will go into effect on March 27, 2022, airlines are now processing a restart of their route networks as well.
Thailand opened its borders nearly two years after it restricted entry for tourists in March 2020. The country reopened its border to vaccinated travellers from every country on February 1, 2022. Fully vaccinated foreign travellers from India can enter Thailand without quarantine. As per the new rules, travellers will need a negative PCR lab result before arrival and two more PCR tests after landing—one upon entry and another on their fifth day in Thailand.
IndiGo is going back into Thailand in a big way
IndiGo announced the resumption of flights to Thailand after two years. The airline will operate these flights under air bubble agreement till March 26, 2022, and thereafter as part of its scheduled commercial international operations. The flights will connect Bangkok with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru and Phuket with Delhi and Mumbai.
Mr. William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said,
We are pleased to resume operations between India and Thailand with flights to Bangkok and Phuket as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Thailand is one of the favourite tourist destinations for Indians and the resumption of services will surely bring cheer and affordable flying options for those planning summer travel to international destinations. These flights will not only bring down airfares on these routes but also promote trade tourism and mobility, giving a fillip to economic recovery in both the countries.
Here is the schedule of flights, along with the dates that they will restart in the coming fortnight or so.
Thai Airways already launched flights on March 1, 2022
Thai Airways, in the meantime, has also resumed flights between the two countries under the air bubble arrangement. The national carrier of Thailand initiated flights between Bangkok and Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mumbai, from March 1, 2022.
The flights operate as per the following schedule:
- Bangkok-Delhi-Bangkok: 5 Times Weekly (Monday to Friday)
- TG315 BKK2000 – 2300DEL 359 x67
- TG316 DEL0020 – 0545BKK 359 x17
- Bangkok-Mumbai-Bangkok: 3 Times Weekly (Monday to Wednesday)
- TG317 BKK1855 – 2200BOM 77W 123
- TG318 BOM2320 – 0505(+1)BKK 77W 123
- Bangkok-Bengaluru-Bangkok: 2 Times Weekly (Wednesday and Saturday)
- TG325 BKK2135 – 2335BLR 788 36
- TG326 BLR0100 – 0615BKK 788 47
- Bangkok-Chennai-Bangkok: 3 Times Weekly (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)
- TG337 BKK2225 – 0030(+1)MAA 788 134
- TG338 MAA0130 – 0625BKK 788 245
Vistara launching flights between Delhi and Bangkok
Vistara is also launching flights between Delhi and Bangkok effective March 27, 2022 onwards. They will operate a flight using their A320 aircraft. Here is the schedule for Vistara’s planned operations to Bangkok.
Air travel is resuming in a big way to India’s favourite getaway abroad, Thailand. IndiGo, Vistara and Thai Airways are some of the carriers resuming flights on routes between India and Thailand for various routes.
Have you planned any trips into Thailand anytime soon?
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It’s good to hear Thai Airways are making good progress flying from Bangkok-Delhi-Bangkok: 5 Times.
I have been awaiting for my refund for over two years and I have NOT RECEIVED SINGLE PENNY FROM THAI AIRWAYS.
Thai Airways should give first priority to refund our payment.
Would prefer Vistara use their 787-9 instead of a narrow body 320 on the BOM-BKK-BOM sector.