THAI Airways has been forced to defer the relaunch of its non-stop Bangkok-Capetown service by two weeks to June 2, 2010. The cause – a delay in permit from South African authorities.
The intended fights are an extension of its Johannesburg services, which start up on May 16 (see news). The Johannesburg flights were dropped in January 2009 due to poor passenger loads, and THAI officials expect the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa from June 11 to July 11 to revitalise the route.
The airline plans to offer four flights a week to Johannesberg, utilising a Boeing B777-200ER that features 30 seats in Business Class and 265 seats in Economy Class.
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Margie T Logarta