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Posted at: Dec 31, 2017, 2:27 AM; last updated: Dec 31, 2017, 2:27 AM (IST)

Flight to Bangkok gets costlier

Fare almost doubles

  • The economy class fare for a return flight to Bangkok on January 1 is Rs 30,500. When the flight was announced, the introductory fare was Rs 16,000 for a return flight ticket.

Mohali, December 30

City residents are making a beeline for Bangkok for the New Year celebrations with the recently launched Air India Chandigarh-Bangkok flight booked to full capacity.

Ringing the New Year in the popular tourist destination though comes at a price since fare for the 5-hour direct flight has almost doubled.

The economy class fare for a return flight to Bangkok on January 1 is Rs 30,500. When the flight was announced, the introductory fare was Rs 16,000 for a return flight ticket.

RK Negi, local station manager, Air India, said: “The response of the flight has been encouraging. For January 1 flight, 150 economy seats have been booked and only a few business class seats are vacant, which are expected to be booked in the next two days.”

He said: “Once bilateral agreements with other airlines are signed, the flight would connect to destinations in South-East Asian countries like Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Malaysia.” Air India officials said the frequency of the flight had been increased to four days a week due to demand. — TNS

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