Chalo Thailand! India & Thailand Sign MoU; More Frequent Flights, Airline Capacities, Etc

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by Shreya Ghosh
Chalo Thailand! India & Thailand Sign MoU; More Frequent Flights, Airline Capacities, Etc

Travelling to Thailand is on the bucket list of most Indian travellers, especially young globetrotters waiting to enjoy a fascinating friend’s trip to this foreign country. The good news is that the journeys are all set to be easier with the starting of new flights connecting India and Thailand. Recently, a memorandum of understanding on air services has been signed between the two nations.

Air Connectivity Between India And Thailand Set To Grow

Taking to X, India in Thailand (@IndiainThailand) shared about India and Thailand signing the memorandum of understanding in Bangkok just a couple of days back.

As per the post, this bilateral MoU will be a significant boost in improving and enhancing the “capacities of airlines operating between the two countries”. This also has the goal to strengthen the people to people & economic ties. With this, both Asian countries are ready to grow flight connectivity.

Starting on November 10, 2023, the Thailand government initiated the rule of allowing Indian and Taiwanese travellers to travel to Thailand visa-free. Till May 10, 2024, the visa requirements for tourists from India and Taiwan have been eliminated. This decision indeed turned out to be a massive one for welcoming more visitors. Almost 1,50,000 Indian travellers flew to Thailand in February, according to a report by Hindustan Times. The Tourism Authority of Thailand revealed that the numbers in February 2024 were 120 per cent more in comparison to 2019.

Also read: Thailand’s Ayutthaya Has A Sacred Connection With India’s Ayodhya; Here’s All About It

Present Updates Of Flight Connectivity:

A total of 4 airlines run flights between India and Thailand. Air India and IndiGo carry passengers to both Bangkok and Phuket. On the other hand, SpiceJet and Vistara operate planes to Bangkok. Travellers can board direct flights to Thailand from 6 Indian cities. There are 4 Thailand airlines connecting the foreign country with 12 cities in India. Overall, about 75 flights operate every day connecting both nations.

Also read: Not One But Thailand To Get 8 New Airlines As Travel Revives In The Country; List Inside

With the recent memorandum of understanding, more Indian airlines will be operating flights and creating better air connectivity. There are two stages to boost flight services, increasing 7,000 seats each time. Thailand will also have new 4 places for connectivity with Indian airlines. According to a report by Hindu Business Line, these destinations are Surat Thani, Hat Yai, Chiang Rai, and Udon Thani.

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