Bangkok, 20 December 2016 – Thai Smile Airways, a Thai Airways’ subsidiary light premium carrier, will no longer operate from Don Mueang International Airport from mid-January 2017. The airline’s website and also GDS system show that there will be no flight for all 3 routes which Thai Smile currently served from Don Mueang from 16 January 2017 onward. The last day of Don Mueang operations will be 15 January next year.
In 2014, Thai Smile Airways expanded to its operation to cover both Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. The airline started flying to three domestic destinations; Chiang Mai, Phuket and Khon Kean from Don Mueang on 8 August 2014. Three Airbus A320 aircrafts has been deployed at Don Mueang.
Currently, Thai Smile flies from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai 4 flights/day, Phuket 3 flights/day and Khon Kean 3 flights/day. Its main hub still remains at Suvarnbhumi Airport which also serves these 3 destinations together with other domestic and international destinations.