New budget carrier for Thai skies

Dubai-based Transworld Aviation (TWA), a supplier of aircraft parts and aviation maintenance services is reportedly considering to set up a budget airline in Thailand to tap the growing potential of Chinese visitors to the country.


New budget carrier for Thai skies


Dubai-based Transworld Aviation (TWA), a supplier of aircraft parts and aviation maintenance services is reportedly considering to set up a budget airline in Thailand to tap the growing potential of Chinese visitors to the country.

The planned airline, backed by local joint venture TWA Thailand (of which TWA holds 49 per cent and a private Thai investor 51 per cent), would offer charter flights linking Bangkok and Phuket with destinations in southern China starting from the end of 2015, local media reported. However, TWA has yet to confirm the plan.

Observers say that despite the large number of budget carriers crowding the sky over Thailand, there is still potential for direct connections between Thailand and second-tier cities in southern China which are currently not served on direct routes.