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Thai Airways Intl aims 100 weekly flights from India by 2021, says official

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

International aims to operate 100 weekly flights from by 2021, a said.

and low-cost carrier Thai Smile, part of International, has substantial number of flights to

A said that Thai Airways has expanded its service to 10 cities in

"We are targeting to operate 100 flights from India to and beyond by year 2021 which depends on approval from the Indian Government for Traffic Rights," (India) for ThamanoonKuprasert told

Currently, it has 86 flights departure a week, including seasonal flights from and

"Thai Airways is servicing from Delhi/ Mumbai/ Bengaluru/ Chennai/ Kolkata/ and is servicing from Lucknow/ Jaipur/ Mumbai/ Varanasi/ We are looking forward to add more service points from India in near future," he said in an e-mail interview.

India is one of the fastest growing domestic markets in the world.

Noting that India is the ninth largest civil market in the world, ThamanoonKuprasert said investments worth USD 6 billion are expected in the country's airport sector in five years.

"Indian government is investing heavily in developing along with navigation system which is key for airlines to expand or start new services from more domestic points in India," he added.

In April-June period, Thai Airways carried over 1.79 lakh passengers to India and 1.92 lakh passengers from the country, as per provisional data available with aviation regulator of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

During the same period, flew 25,168 people to India and 24,492 people from India, the data showed.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, September 24 2018. 17:20 IST