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Jet Asia Airways expands scheduled services into China

Jet Asia Airways (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi) has commenced three times weekly scheduled service from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Tianjin’s Bihnai International Airport and also to Nanjing’s Lukou International Airport.

Jet Asia 8:2013 Route Map

In the past year, Jet Asia Airways has operated more than 200 charter flights to both cities combined. Tianjin and Nanjing are two of the fastest growing secondary cities in China.

“The charter flights now turned scheduled have proven to be popular with the Chinese travelers who wish to avoid stopping over in a primary city and prefer to fly directly to Bangkok. Jet Asia will continue to aggressively exercise ‘first mover advantage’ to capitalize on untapped markets between China and Thailand,” said Mr. Chairat Sangchan, Jet Asia’s Managing Director.

Chinese arrivals into Thailand reached 2.78 million passengers in 2012 and is expected to grow to more than 3.5 million in 2013.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Former United Airlines Boeing 767-222 HS-JAB (msn 21868) arrives back at the Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) base.

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Jet Asia Airways announces Phuket-Beijing service

Jet Asia Airways (Bangkok) has announced a new four-times-weekly scheduled service from Phuket International Airport to Beijing International Capital Airport. The Thai carrier’s scheduled service will commence in January 2013.

The full service, nonstop flight will be operated by with Boeing 767-200 ER aircraft with an all economy class configuration of 235 seats. JFx, Jet Asia’s iPad based in-flight entertainment will be offered onboard for a fee equivalent to $5 USD.

“We are proud to service Beijing with a direct flight to Phuket. The passenger traffic from China into Thailand has grown nearly 45% year on year for the past three years and we are excited to contribute to this growth,” said Captain John Ross, Jet Asia’s Vice President of Flight Operations.

Jet Asia is currently the only Thai carrier offering scheduled nonstop service between Phuket and Beijing.

Jet Asia commenced scheduled operations on September 17, 2011 between Bangkok (Don Muang) and Penang.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Formerly operated by United Airlines, Boeing 767-222 HS-JAB (msn 21868) prepares to land at Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi).