Thai Airways has unveiled plans to launch
flights to Vienna, Austria on 16 November 2017.
Thai Airways will operate the
Bangkok-Vienna flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft configured
with 42 seats in Royal Silk Class and 306
seats in Economy Class.
The airline will operate four round trip flights per week on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Mr. Norbert Kettner, Managing Director, Vienna
Tourist Board, said, “Vienna’s appeal as a cosmopolitan city of
music and culture, its globally networked economy and the multiple
times it was named the most livable city in the world are just a
few of the reasons for the great popularity of the Austrian
capital – not only among the more than 6 million tourists, who
visit the city each year, but also among international
businesspeople. The Thai Airways direct flight connection from
Bangkok will provide further strong impetus to Vienna and marks
another step towards realizing our 2020 tourism strategy, which
will see Vienna firmly positioned as a European gateway city in
business, science and tourism.”
from the Tourism Authority of Thailand in 2016 shows that
approximately six million tourists traveled from Europe to
Thailand, an increase of 6.8% from 2015. Tourists from Eastern
Europe, including those from Austria in Central Europe, ranked
fifth amongst European tourist arrivals in Thailand or an increase
of 10.5% from 2016.
Currently, Thai Airways flies to 12 destinations in 10
countries in Europe: Copenhagen, Oslo, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt,
Munich, Zurich, Stockholm, London, Rome, Milan, and Moscow, which
equates to more than 80 flights per week.
During January - June 2017,
approximately 3.4 million European tourists traveled to Thailand,
an increase of 7% compared to the same period last year. Eastern Europeans, including Austrians,
were the fifth largest
group with their arrivals increasing by 17.3%.
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