Thai Airways International will launch new flights to Oslo from Bangkok on June 15th.
In launching the new route, the airline will become the first south-east Asian carrier to operate flights between Thailand and Norway.
Narongsak Sangapong, Thai’s senior executive vice president, said the people flying to the country from Norway had to previously board connecting flights in Copenhagen or Stockholm.
"The Bangkok-Oslo flights will add to Thai’s already strong and dedicated service to the Scandinavian market, making Norway the third Scandinavian country on Thai’s global network in addition to Denmark and Sweden," he commented.
The number of Norwegian travellers booking flights to Thailand has increased to over 14.3 percent of the total number of tourists arriving in the country since 2006, with Norwegians recently voting Thailand as The World’s Best Tourist Country 2007.
Flights to Bangkok from Oslo will be operated on an Airbus A340-500 aircraft, which features 60 business class seats, 42 premium economy seats and 113 economy class seats.
Thai Airways International, which was founded in 1960, began intercontinental services to Australia in 1971 and flights to Europe in 1972.