Thai Smile

Thai Smile Airways (Thai: ไทยสมายล์แอร์เวย์) is a Thai Regional Full-Service Airline. It began operations in 2012 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thai Airways.[1]

THAI Smile Airways
บริษัท ไทยสมายล์แอร์เวย์ จำกัด
Thai Smile logo
IATA ICAO Callsign
WE THD THAI SMILE
Founded19 August 2011; 9 years ago (2011-08-19)
Commenced operations7 July 2012
HubsSuvarnabhumi Airport
Focus citiesChiang Mai International Airport
Frequent-flyer programRoyal Orchid Plus
AllianceStar Alliance (Connecting Partner)
Fleet size20
Destinations32 (updated as Sep 2020)
Parent companyThai Airways (100%)
Headquarters89 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand 10900
Key peopleCharita Leelayudth
Websitewww.thaismileair.com

HistoryEdit

On 20 May 2011, the Thai Airways board announced plans to create a new lower-cost airline, at the time dubbed Thai Wings.[2][verification needed] The creation of the airline was announced by Ampon Kittiampon, the chairman of Thai's board of directors, on 19 August 2011.[3][verification needed] It is planned to begin operations in July 2012.[3] According to Ampon, THAI Smile is intended to serve the market gap between low-cost carriers and full service airlines.[3] The name THAI Smile was chosen from a pool of 2,229 entries in a contest to name the airline.[3]

According to an official at Thai Airways, THAI Smile is planned to begin showing an annual profit of about five million baht within two years of the start of operations.[3]

DestinationsEdit

The table on this section is to be relocated to List of Thai Airways destinations.

as of September 2020 THAI Smile flies to 12 destinations in Thailand and 20 destinations in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, India.[4]

Country/Territory City/Region Airport Notes Ref
  Bangladesh Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport Terminated
  Cambodia Phnom Penh Phnom Penh International Airport
Siem Reap Siem Reap International Airport
  China Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport
  Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport
  India Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminated
Gaya Gaya Airport
Jaipur Jaipur International Airport
Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Lucknow Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
Varanasi Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport
  Laos Luang Prabang Luang Prabang International Airport
Vientiane Wattay International Airport
  Macao Macao Macao International Airport Terminated
  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Penang Penang International Airport
  Myanmar Yangon Yangon International Airport
Mandalay Mandalay International Airport
  Taiwan Kaohsiung Kaohsiung International Airport
  Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hub
Chiang Mai Chiang Mai International Airport Focus city
Chiang Rai Chiang Rai International Airport
Hat Yai Hat Yai International Airport
Khon Kaen Khon Kaen Airport
Krabi Krabi International Airport
Nakhon Si Thammarat Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
Narathiwat Narathiwat Airport
Phuket Phuket International Airport
Surat Thani Surat Thani International Airport
Ubon Ratchathani Ubon Ratchathani Airport
Udon Thani Udon Thani International Airport


THAI Smile Flight Pass[5]

THAI Smile has a partnership with USA based Optiontown to run a prepaid flight subscription platform called Flight Pass, which enables customers to pre-purchase THAI Smile flights to one or more destinations at the best available price and decide when they want to travel at a later date.

FleetEdit

 
Thai Smile Airbus A320-200

As of 31 May 2020, THAI Smile's fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6]

THAI Smile Fleet
Aircraft Config In Service Orders Seating Class Note
U Y Total
Airbus A320-200 320 6 12 156 168
32S 14 150 162
Total 20

SponsorshipEdit

Thai Smile Airways is currently an official sponsor of Thai Honda Ladkrabang and Ratchaburi Mitr Phol.,[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thai Smile focuses on turning around unprofitable Thai Airways routes as new AOC is secured". Centre for Aviation (CAPA). 3 April 2014.
  2. ^ "THAI to launch new budget airline". Bangkok Post. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e "THAI sister airline launch set for 2012". Bangkok Post. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Thai Smile Booking and Destinations". Thai Smile. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Thai Smile Flight Pass". Thaismile.com. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  6. ^ Airbus Orders and Deliveries (XLS), accessed via "Orders & Deliveries". Airbus. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  7. ^ ""ไทยฮอนด้า" ทุ่ม 100 ล้าน ลุยไทยลีก ตั้งเป้าท็อป 10". Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  8. ^ "สายการบินแรก!ราชบุรีจับมือไทยสมายล์". Retrieved 15 September 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Thai Smile at Wikimedia Commons