Thai Regional Airlines is a new player in Thailand’s air carrier industry, having launched their scheduled regional flights in August 2011. Aiming to serve smaller communities that have been without direct link to the country’s larger departure cities in the past, Thai Regional Airlines operates under the slogan, “we fly everywhere.”
The new carrier flies to Nakhon Ratchasima, Surin, Petchabon, Mae Sod, Lampang, Tak, Loei, Hua Hin, Korat, Hat Yai, Phuket, Roi Et, Bangkok, the Surin and Buriram areas, Mae Sot, Phrae, and Nan, interconnecting these communities and departing from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.
With a fleet of smaller 8 to 20-seater turbo prop jets, Thai Regional Airlines targets smaller provinces with no air service, thereby filling the gaps in the country’s domestic aviation industry.
Its aircraft of choice are brand new Piper Navajo Chieftains with Multi-Engine 2 engines considered more secure than most aircraft engines. Each plane is equipped with premium first class seats covered in quality genuine leather. Each passenger will enjoy spacious and comfortable seating arrangements with one passenger per window seat, giving the general impression of first class seating on a private jet. Each seat is also equipped with WiFi Internet and headphones to keep passengers connected at all times.
Due to the carrier’s smaller groups of passengers per trip, each flyer enjoys shorter lines and equally shorter check-in and boarding times of between 15 to 20 minutes. Thai Regional Airlines’ aircraft maintains a flying height below cloud level to give passengers the enjoyment of countryside views from the planes’ large windows throughout the trip.
With two pilots and a cabin attendant per plane, Thai Regional Airlines offers snacks and beverages prior to flight departure, luggage service escort to the aircraft, passenger VIP escort, Benz van transportation, passenger assistance during arrivals, departures, connecting flights, and fast-tracked custom immigration.
Thai Regional Airlines also offers medical evacuation and private chartered flights across Thailand.
Thai Regional Airlines is a new small aircraft carrier company that has been offering more personal scheduled and charter services since August 2011. Ferrying passengers to and from Nakhon Ratchasima, Surin, Petchabon, Mae Sod, Lampang, Tak, Loei, Hua Hin, Korat, Hat Yai, Phuket, Roi Et, Bangkok, the Surin and Buriram areas, Mae Sot, Phrae, and Nan, it has a fleet of brand new Piper Navajo Chieftains that seats between 8 to 20 flyers.
The carrier is currently targeting smaller provinces in the country where no air passenger services have previously flown.
Thai Regional Airlines currently offers a wide range of promotional fares which include BHT 2,990 for a one-way ticket and BHT 5,980 for a round trip tricket from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima; BHT 3,980 for a one-way flight and BHT 7,380 for a round trip flight from Bangkok to Burirum; BHT 2,990 for a one-way trip and BHT 5,900 for a round trip ticket from Phuket to Hat Yai, and BHT 3,690 for a one-way flight and BHT 7,380 for a round trip flight from Bangkok to Hua Hin.
The carrier, whose slogan reads “we fly everywhere,” has likewise added additional flights to Buriram and Korat in time for the Songkran festival season from April 12 to 17.2>
Thai Regional Airlines is a new carrier in Thailand ferrying air passengers to Nakhon Ratchasima, Surin, Petchabon, Mae Sod, Lampang, Tak, Loei, Hua Hin, Korat, Hat Yai, Phuket, Roi Et, Bangkok, the Surin and Buriram areas, Mae Sot, Phrae, and Nan where no air service has previously served.
Launched in August 2011, passengers can book their flights and pay through credit card online at the airlines’ website, www.thairegionalairlines.com (now no longer online) at least 6 hours prior to their flight’s departure. Flight reservations are also available through the carrier’s customer service center via phone numbers 02-134-7152, 02-134-7152, and 02-134-7153 where the airline requires booking, reservation and payment for tickets at least 24 hours before departure. Thai Regional Airlines also accepts payments for ticket reservations at the Kasikornbank branch in Central Rama 3.
Passengers may also purchase their tickets through ticket sales counters at airports, at Buriram, Surin in Mae Sot, Tak, and the airlines’ London office through cash or credit card.
Passengers flying Thai Regional Airlines to any of its destinations are allowed to change their travel itinerary from 3 days and up to 72 hours prior to their flight’s departure with a BHT500 charge for each change: flight date, name change, or destination. Changes in flight details can be requested via the airlines’ customer service center, at its Bangkok office, or directly at the airport.
Passengers wanting to charter a private flight through Thai Regional Airlines to any destination within Thailand can do so and enjoy the carrier’s competitive pricing, considered less expensive compared to other airline companies due to its lower operating costs.
For more information about regularly scheduled flights and charter requests, Thai Regional Airlines has its headquarters at Suvarnabhumi International Airport at room A4-091S, fourth floor, 999 Moo1 in Bangna-Trad Road, Bangplee, Samutprakran with contact numbers at +66(0)2 134 7152, +66(0)82-051-4747, +66(0)82-051-7474, +6682-051-6565 in Nakhonratchasima, and +6688-084-8341 in Surin. Passengers may also email the airline at [email protected]