Price war on Norway-Thailand flights

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Thai Airways has decided to use a larger airplane on flights between Bangkok and Oslo.

“This means that we are about to see a tough price war between Norway and Thailand,” said the head of Restplass.no, Norway’s largest online travel agency.

From the winter season, which starts at the end of October, Thai Airways will put the Boeing 747 to use.

Boeing 747-400 has the capacity of 375 passengers. Norwegian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner has the capacity of 291 passengers. This means a higher capacity for the popular winter destination. It can also lead to a price war on these flights.

”With a considerable increase in capacity to Thailand in the winter season, we are convinced that prices will drop and prices might be at an all-time low,” said Eckhoff to Swedish post, Aftenposten.

”The type of plane that will be put to use is an upgraded version with no seats in all classes and economy passengers have access to a personal entertainment screen in the seat in the front,” says Thai Airways’ head of sales in Norway, Elisabeth H. Norum.

Thai Airway’s new planes on the flight to Oslo will have 50 seats in business class, 325 seats in economy, which is a total increase of 83 seats compared to last year.

 

Source: www.aftenposten.no

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  2 comments for “Price war on Norway-Thailand flights

  1. Erik Larsen
    June 4, 2013 at 13:12

    This is big time good news for us Norwegians who lives in Thailand.

  2. Mogens Stender
    June 3, 2013 at 16:43

    I’ll look fwd. to see the price war

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