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Fashion capital gets new carrier
Jeremy Colson, Bangkok

Jeremy Colson, Bangkok  
(21st May 2004)

THAI Airways International (THAI) has started operating a twice-weekly Bangkok - Milan (Malpensa) service using a McDonnell Douglas aircraft configured with 247 seats.

Finnair, Swiss, Air France, Austrian Airlines and British Airways are among numerous other airlines also flying to Milan but no flag carrier except THAI is flying non-stop to the Italian fashion capital.

THAI is expecting a cabin factor of 75 per cent with passengers comprising both tourists and businessmen in the design and fashion industry from Japan, Australia and Thailand.

Italian tourists ranked 7th in the number of arrivals from Europe to Thailand in 2002-2003, with 40 per cent coming from northern Italy. At the same time, Italy is a popular destination for Thai tourists.

Royal Orchid Plus members will receive bonus points with Royal First Class passengers gaining 3,000 bonus mileage points, Royal Executive Class passengers 2,000 bonus mileage points, and Economy Class passengers 1,000 bonus mileage points between now and July 31.

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