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Thai Airways celebrates anniversary at Stockholm Arlanda

2013-03-05, kl. 16:10

Thai Airways has been serving Stockholm Arlanda for over 25 years. Today, Swedish passengers can fly daily to Bangkok and twice a week to Phuket during the winter season with Thai Airways. This long collaboration was celebrated today with an event at Stockholm Arlanda, which included the participation of Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, as well as the president of Thai Airways, Sorajak Kasemsuvan, and Swedavia’s CEO, Torborg Chetkovich.

Around 400,000 Swedes visit the popular destination of Thailand each year, which makes Swedes one of the largest groups of tourists in the country. During the winter season, Thai Airways flies to Phuket twice a week with a Boeing 747, which is the largest aircraft operating at Stockholm Arlanda. In addition, the carrier flies daily to Bangkok, which is also a good hub for passengers visiting other parts of Southeast Asia and Australia.

To celebrate the successful partnership between Stockholm Arlanda and Thai Airways, Swedavia’s CEO, Torborg Chetkovich, invited guests to an event held at Stockholm Arlanda. Among the guests were Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, and the president of Thai Airways, Sorajak Kasemsuvan.

“In 2012, 220,000 passengers flew from Stockholm Arlanda to Thailand. We are pleased with our long collaboration with Thai Airways, whose non-stop service offers an important connection between our countries while at the same time helping provide access to Sweden,” says Torborg Chetkovich, president and CEO of Swedavia.

The hope is that traffic between Sweden and Thailand will expand to ten departures a week. Beginning in the summer of 2013, Thai Airways will also upgrade its aircraft model to a Boeing 777-300, which means even greater comfort for passengers.

“Sweden and Stockholm Arlanda are a very important destination for Thai Airways, and for the more than 25 years that we have served Stockholm, we have steadily advanced our position. One clear indication that Thai Airways sees Stockholm Arlanda as a very important hub is the fact that we are upgrading our aircraft model serving Stockholm and that we are discussing with Swedavia the possibility of increasing the number of flights to Stockholm Arlanda,” says Sorajak Kasemsuvan, president of Thai Airways.