Chandigarh gets direct air connectivity to Bangkok
(5 months ago)
Chandigarh, Dec 11 : Chandigarh on Monday got direct air connectivity to Southeast Asian region as the first flight from Bangkok to the City Beautiful landed here, followed by a return flight which took off from the international airport here.
Air India will deploy A320 Neo aircraft into service on the route on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The flight time will be around five hours.
There will be 150 seats in the economy class and 12 in the business class, Air India Executive Director (Sales and Marketing) Pankaj Kumar told the media here on Monday.
A Bangkok-Chandigarh flight landed here earlier in the day while and return flight left in the afternoon, carrying 120 passengers.
Chandigarh was earlier air-linked to Dubai and Sharjah through Indigo Airlines and Air India Express respectively.
With Christmas and New Year round the corner, Air India is expecting higher passenger traffic on this route this month, Kumar said.