IndiGo started flights between India and Thailand from Tuesday, March 15 onwards after two years, a statement said.
Thailand is opening its borders nearly two years after it restricted entry for tourists in March 2020, the airline’s statement noted. The country reopened its border to vaccinated travellers from every country on February 1 this year, it mentioned.
The airline said it will operate the Thailand flights under the air bubble agreement till March 26 and thereafter as part of its scheduled commercial international operations.
“The flights will connect Bangkok with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru and Phuket with Delhi and Mumbai,” it stated.
“We are pleased to resume operations between India and Thailand with flights to Bangkok and Phuket as per the guidelines issued by the ministry of civil aviation. Thailand is one of the favourite tourist destinations for Indians and the resumption of services will surely bring cheer and affordable flying options for those planning summer travel to international destinations. These flights will not only bring down airfares on these routes but also promote trade tourism and mobility, giving a fillip to economic recovery in both the countries.”William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo
Earlier this month, the Centre had announced that scheduled commercial international flights will resume in India from March 27.
The Kolkata-Bangkok flight started operating on Tuesday, March 15 the airline stated. “Fully vaccinated foreign travellers from India can enter Thailand without quarantine,” the airline mentioned.
According to the new rules, travellers will need a negative PCR lab result before arrival and two more PCR tests after landing one upon entry and another on their fifth day in Thailand, it noted.
Thai Airways, in the meantime, has also resumed flights between the two countries under the air bubble arrangement. The national carrier of Thailand initiated flights between Bangkok and Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mumbai, from March 1, 2022.
Vistara is also launching flights between Delhi and Bangkok effective March 27, 2022, onwards. They will operate a flight using their A320 aircraft. Here is the schedule for Vistara’s planned operations in Bangkok.