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Star Alliance welcomes Thai Smile Airways

Star Alliance welcomed Thai Smile Airways as a Star Alliance Connecting Partner at an official ceremony held today (February 25) in Bangkok.

The auspicious occasion was celebrated with a traditional Thai performance at Thai Airways International headquarters in the presence of member airline representatives.

Thai Smile became the second Connecting Partner of Star Alliance. The Connecting
Partner Model was first introduced in May 2017. This collaboration is the first of its kind in Thailand.

Thai Smile offers more than 396 weekly flights to 32 destinations in nine countries and regions. As a Connecting Partner, the airline will extend the Star Alliance network by ten new destinations.

From today, passengers traveling on any itinerary, which includes a transfer between certain Star Alliance member airlines and Thai Smile on a single booking, will enjoy comforts such as passenger and baggage through check-in. In addition, customers who hold Star Alliance Silver and Gold status in any Star Alliance member airline’s frequent flyer programme will enjoy a tailored set of privileges.

Currently, such privileges are available on eligible connections between THAI Smile Airways and Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss, and Thai Airways International.

Star Alliance continues to evaluate potential opportunities for future Connecting Partners. Connecting Partners are carefully assessed for their fit into the existing Star Alliance network. Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines was the first airline to become a Connecting Partner in May 2017.

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Thai Smile to launch Bangkok-Ahmedabad service

Thai Smile has made this announcement:

Thai Smile takes another step forward by extending its international routes and expanding its reach in the Indian market with the introduction of direct flights to Ahmedabad, its seventh destination in India.

The Ahmedabad-Bangkok flight connects seamlessly with Thai Airways International and responds to the needs of Indian passengers by allowing them to enjoy top-notch experiences and convenience. The flight provides full service and convenient connections to other destinations in Thailand. The inaugural flight will take off from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad for Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on October 29 onwards.

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Thai Smile Airways to become a new Star Alliance Connecting Partner

Thai Smile Airbus A320-232 WL HS-TXU (msn 6795) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946619.

Star Alliance today announced the plans for Thai Smile Airways to become the next Connecting Partner in its global network.

The Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance, meeting on the sides of the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting in Seoul,  approved the application of Thai Smile Airways to become a part the Alliance’s Connecting Partner model.

The Connecting Partner model was established by Star Alliance in June 2016 to complement its membership model.

In contrast to full membership in the Alliance, requiring building of commercial ties with all full members, the more regional Connecting Partner scope calls for commercial relationships with a minimum of three carriers only.

Customers travelling on an itinerary which includes a transfer between a Star Alliance member airline and a Connecting Partner will be offered standard Alliance benefits such as passenger and baggage through check-in. In addition, customers who have achieved Star Alliance Gold Status in their frequent flyer programme will enjoy premium customer benefits.

Once all entry requirements are fulfilled, which is expected by the end of the year, Thai Smile Airways will become the second Connecting Partner, joining Juneyao Airlines that entered in 2017.

Connecting Partners allow Star Alliance to close network gaps that may exist of a regional basis. Thai Smile Airways will add 11 new destinations to the Star Alliance network, which already comprises over 1,300 airports in 194 countries.

The Bangkok based airline has begun to implement the necessary technology and commercial links which will allow Thai Smile to begin serving Star Alliance connecting passengers in 2020. As of then, the airline will be offering the privileges to qualifying Star Alliance Gold Status passengers travelling on connecting itineraries, including Priority Check-in, Thai Smile Lounge Access, and Priority Baggage Delivery.

Thai Smile is a ‘light premium’ sub-brand of Thai Airways International. We offer ‘light premium’ product and service which include seat selection and check in counter service with no additional charge, on-board snacks and drinks, and baggage allowance of 20 kg. Passenger travel on Thai Smile will also enjoy the Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) mileage same as on Thai Airways International flights.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Thai Smile Airbus A320-232 WL HS-TXU (msn 6795) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946619.
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Thai Smile to move some routes to Don Mueang Airport

Thai Smile Airways (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Airport-BKK) has announced it will move some of its routes to Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to better compete against its low fare rivals. Effective August 8 it will operate from DMK to Chiang Mai, Kohn Kaen and Phuket.

The airline issued this statement:

Thai Smile Airways will add services to and from Don Mueang Airport in order to provide more passenger convenience for travel to domestic destinations, effective August 8, 2014.

Thai Smile Airways (airline code WE) will operate initially to three domestic destinations from Don Mueang Airport.

Thai Smile Airways is offering special promotional fares for one-way travel to Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen with prices starting at 990 Baht, for one-way travel to Phuket with fares starting at 1,090 Baht.

Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 HS-TXE (msn 5436) departs from Phuket, Thailand.

Thai Smile: AG Slide Show

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Thai Smile 8.2014 Route Map (LRW)