THAI Airways International (THAI) will add a new route to Japan and increase frequencies on seven international routes this coming winter, from October 31 to March 26, 2011.
The flag carrier will launch a new daily service between Bangkok and Tokyo (Haneda Airport), and increase frequencies on the Bangkok-Nagoya route from seven to 10 flights per week and the Bangkok-Fukuoka route from five to seven flights per week.
Frequencies on the Bangkok-Kolkata route will be increased from five to seven flights and the Bangkok-Mumbai route from seven to 14 flights.
For mid- to longhaul-routes, THAI will increase the Bangkok-Sydney service from 14 to 18 flights a week, the Bangkok-Moscow service from three to four flights a week and the Bangkok-Oslo service from five to seven flights a week.
Meanwhile, THAI has ordered seven Airbus A330-300 aircraft that will be delivered from end-2011. This is part of its five-year fleet expansion plan, ending 2014. It will have 15 additional aircraft on top of an existing order for eight A330-300s and six A380s.