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Thai Smile
THAI Smile Airways
Thai Smile logo
IATA ICAO Callsign
WE THD THAI SMILE
Founded19 August 2011 (10 years ago) (2011-08-19)
Commenced operations7 July 2012 (9 years ago) (2012-07-07)
AOC #07/2017[1]
HubsSuvarnabhumi Airport
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programRoyal Orchid Plus
AllianceStar Alliance (Connecting Partner)
Fleet size20
Destinations32
Parent companyThai Airways (100%)
Headquarters89 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand 10900
Key peopleViset Sontichai, Acting CEO
Websitewww.thaismileair.com

THAI Smile Airways, a subsidiary airline of THAI Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), is a regional airline for short and medium range flights. The airline aims to become a Regional Favourite Airline with the Heart of Thai.

THAI Smile is a full-service airline being the regional wings of THAI Airways International. The airline provides high quality services to meet the needs of short-haul travellers at an affordable price while ensuring comfort and convenience for a superior travel experience.

History

On 20 May 2011, the Thai Airways board announced plans to create a new lower-cost airline, at the time dubbed Thai Wings.[2][verification needed] The creation of the airline was announced by Ampon Kittiampon, the chairman of Thai's board of directors, on 19 August 2011.[3][verification needed] It is planned to begin operations in July 2012.[3] According to Ampon, THAI Smile is intended to serve the market gap between low-cost carriers and full service airlines.[3] The name THAI Smile was chosen from a pool of 2,229 entries in a contest to name the airline.[3]

According to an official at Thai Airways, THAI Smile is planned to begin showing an annual profit of about five million baht within two years of the start of operations.[3]

Destinations

The table on this section is to be relocated to List of Thai Airways destinations.

as of September 2020 THAI Smile flies to 12 destinations in Thailand and 20 destinations in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, India.[4]


THAI Smile Flight Pass[5]

THAI Smile has a partnership with USA based Optiontown to run a prepaid flight subscription platform called Flight Pass, which enables customers to pre-purchase THAI Smile flights to one or more destinations at the best available price and decide when they want to travel at a later date.

Fleet

Thai Smile Airbus A320-200

As of 31 May 2020, THAI Smile's fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6]

Sponsorship

Thai Smile Airways is currently an official sponsor of Thai Honda Ladkrabang and Ratchaburi Mitr Phol.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ "List of Thailand Air Operator Certificate Holders". Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand. 22 March 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "THAI to launch new budget airline". Bangkok Post. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e "THAI sister airline launch set for 2012". Bangkok Post. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "Thai Smile Booking and Destinations". Thai Smile. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Thai Smile Flight Pass". Thaismile.com. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ Airbus Orders and Deliveries (XLS), accessed via "Orders & Deliveries". Airbus. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ """ ? 100 ? 10". Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "!?". Retrieved 2017.

External links

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