Asian carriers creating new airlines in an effort to achieve a lower cost base
Competition in Asia is set to intensify next year with several new airlines starting operations. Thai Airways International is planning to establish Thai Smile Air, a full-service short-haul carrier that will start flying in July using 174-seat Airbus A320s. Thai had planned to call the outfit Thai Wings and have it start flying earlier. It changed the name after consulting with staff. Thai Smile will be based at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and its first routes ...
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