March 18, 2024

Expanding its subcontinent profile, Thailand’s National carrier “Thai Airways” has announced their resumption of direct flight services to Colombo, connecting the Fareast and Southwest Pacific towards the pearl of the Indian Ocean. A press conference to announce the resumption of flights was held today (15th) under the patronage of Hon.Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation, and His Excellency Thailand’s Ambassador in Sri Lanka Paitoon Mahapannaporn. Representatives from Thai Airways Narintorn Sukkaseam – Team Lead (Western and Middle East), Thai Airways International, Wit Kitchathorn – Director of Sales, Thai Airways International and Thikhamporn Benyaapikul – Team Lead (Western and Middle East), Thai Airways International were also present.

Speaking at the press conference, Andre Fernando, Managing Director MAC Holdings Private Limited said, “As the trusted Ground Sales & Services Agent (GSA) for Thai Airways, MAC Holdings Private Limited is thrilled to announce the resumption of Thai Airways flights to Sri Lanka after a lapse of 4 years. The carrier did operate much required passenger converted to cargo flights to CMB during the COVID pandemic period assisting the fashion and medical industries. This significant milestone not only marks a revitalization of air connectivity between Thailand and Sri Lanka but also underscores MAC’s pivotal role in facilitating seamless travel experiences. With our steadfast commitment to excellence in aviation services, we are proud to support Thai Airways in reconnecting travellers to the wonders of Thailand and beyond. This resumption heralds a new era of opportunities for both leisure and business travellers, reaffirming MAC’s dedication to fostering robust partnerships and enhancing global mobility”.

Thailand being one of the famous leisure destinations in the region with Bangkok being its capital city is well known for nightlife, excellent cuisine and an oasis of history and culture. Bangkok being a vital hub is not only popular for tourism but also religious, economic and trade activities.

The airline operates to more than 60 plus destinations in Asia, Australasia, Middle, Scandinavia and Europe. The route will operate daily flights with an early morning departure out from Colombo arriving in Bangkok in the morning hours itself enabling tourists to gain more time in their respective travelling destination. Passengers who are having connecting flights beyond Thailand too have a smooth and hassle-free transfer with immediate connecting flights.