Thai Lion Air has started selling Bangkok-Jakarta round-trip air tickets, expecting its first international flights to take-off within August.
The airline said that there would be good news for the international flight market if the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand did not extend its ban on international flights, which was scheduled to end on June 30.
In addition to the Bangkok-Jakarta route, Thai Lion Air plans to restart other routes from Bangkok to Singapore, Taiwan, China and Japan. However, the schedule for these flights has not been concluded, depending on the government’s measures.
Thai Lion Air aims to restart its flights between Bangkok and Phuket in the middle of this month. It also plans to increase the frequency of flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Hat Yai to two times a week, as domestic passengers have returned since May-end.
Those needing to take the flights at this time were mostly businessmen and people who wanted to return to their home town, it added.