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Service with a Smile

Aug 01. 2017
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By The Nation

Thai Smile makes life more convenient for passengers by increasing services on its three domestic routes to Krabi, Udon Thani and Ubon Ratchathani.

Until the end of the month, the airline is offering four daily flights from Bangkok to Krabi, five flights to Udon Thani every Thursday until September 28 and four flights to Ubon Ratchathani every Friday until September 29. 

Check out the flight schedule by calling the Smile Call Centre at 1181 or email

Chilling by the river

Take a weekend break without leaving town by signing up for the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort’s latest package, which is offering special rates starting at Bt,5900-plus throughout this month. 

Guests can book their Saturday night stay and the Riverside Weekend Escape package will reward them with an upgrade to a Deluxe Junior Suite for a maximum of two adults and two children, Trader Vic’s Sunday Brunch including soft drinks, juices and signature cocktails and guaranteed late check out until 3pm.

Make a reservation by calling (02) 476 0022 or emailing [email protected] 

In the deep

Como Maalifushi, Maldives is welcoming guests with an attractive Island Chill package that is available until December 20. 

The new package includes a picnic and boat transfers to Lavadhoo island, a 60-minute Como Shambhala treatment, Dolphin Cruise (group-based activity) and a catamaran sail and snorkel trip (for stays of seven nights or more).

Book your stay at [email protected]

Turkish delights

Turkish Airlines just launched a new route between Istanbul and Phuket. The round trip fare start from US$569 (Bt18,980) and passengers have a choice between four weekly flights on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Online bookings can be made at

Charters for the hajj

Thai Airways International has arranged 31 charter flights for Thai Muslims to attend the hajj in Saudi Arabia. The flights depart for Medina from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok and the airports in Narathiwat, Hat Yai and Krabi, carrying about 9,000 pilgrims in total. 

The airline’s “Hal-Q” certified halal kitchen prepares the in-flight meals in strict adherence with Islamic dietary requirements. THAI is this year operating all nine flights on its being 289-seat Airbus A330-300s. Departures continue through August 23 and return flights are scheduled from September 6 through October 2. 

Pilgrims wishing to take advantage of the THAI service can contact the sales office in Hat Yai at (074) 230 445, extension 156-7. 


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