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Not Smiling with Thai Smile

Thailand has a number of low cost carriers (Orient Thai, Lion Air, Air Asia) plus two popular “Premium Low Cost” airlines: Bangkok Airways and Nok Air, both of whom I have flown in the last year. In 2011, THAI Airways board began THAI Smile to compete in this market. The name came from a competition with 2,229 entries. For this flight, I was keen to discover the distinguishing marks of Thai Smile? Is the brand distinctive? Booking: 8/10 THAI Smile flies to about 13 domestic and one international destinations and is reportedly planning to expand international services. Confusingly THAI Smile use both…

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Thai air problems knock Nok Scoot

In Thailand Nok means bird. “Premium low cost” domestic carrier Nokair after ten years  of operation commands a healthy 27% chunk of the country’s  domestic market and a healthy profit margin. Nok has not expanded internationally with the exception of a couple of routes. This was due to change this year. Nok has joined with Singapore Airline’s low cost arm Scoot, to form low cost international carrier called imaginatively NokScoot with the slogan: Fly Awesome. Literally the name means: Bird leaves suddenly and quickly!  This new venture is 49% is owned by Scoot and 51% owned by Nok. The carrier aims to link China, Japan…

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MH 370 Search Intensifies

Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman revealed tonight that the number of vessels involved in the search and rescue mission has increased to 74 while the search radius has  been expanded from a radius of 20 nautical miles to 50 nautical miles.   Singapore and Vietnam had both identified objects hat they deemed suspicious but nether of them belonged to MH370. Related Posts More on the false passport travellers Jet may have turned back Sun rises on a new day in Malaysia Two MH 370 Passengers on STOLEN passports MH 370…

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