Kuala Lumpur, Sept 10, IRNA – Thai Airways will launch direct flight from Bangkok to Tehran from October 1, Thai Airways said on Saturday.
President of Thai Airways International Charamporn Jotikasthira announced in June the plan to launch direct flight between Bangkok and Tehran in near future.
The company declared October 1 as the day for initiating the direct flight between the two capitals.
The company will have four flights in a week to Tehran with Boeing-777 planes.
Thai Airways International is to compete with Air Asia X, which had already launched direct flight between Thailand and Iran and is offering its tickets by price of almost 460 dollars for round trip tickets for first three months.
The weekly flights will be on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, which will go back on the same evening.
The company said that 250,000 Iranians pay a visit to Thailand annually, so there is enough demand for direct flight.
Currently nine weekly flights are operating between Tehran and Bangkok, six of them are by Iranian Airlines ‘Mahan’ and three flights by Air Asia X.