Thai Airways flies into Brisbane
Thai Airways will start flying direct non-stop from Bangkok to Brisbane and return on Monday 27 October, resulting in the existing Sydney stopover being dropped from the service.
Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and managing director Julieanne Alroe congratulated Thai Airways and wished them well for the start of the direct non-stop route.
“Direct services such as these make it easier for Queenslanders wishing to travel overseas, and it also encourages overseas travellers to visit our sunshine state, helping to boost our local tourism industry,” Ms Alroe said.
“Distance, travel time and cost are strong battles our Australian tourism industry has to face, however, non-stop flights such as the revised Thai Airways service will help to make the region closer, and more attractive to overseas tourists than ever before,” she said.
V Australia will also start new services to Phuket in November, reflecting the strength of the outbound market and impact of the strong Australian dollar and current exchange rate.
These new and improved services will help to continue the growth in passenger numbers and export freight volumes being experienced over recent months.
Brisbane Airport currently has more passengers flying through than ever before, with more than 19 million passengers flying through the airport in the last financial year, breaking Brisbane Airport’s passenger record and defying the economic downturn.