Bangkok Airways has confirmed that it is introducing new flights to Mumbai and Dhaka in 2011.

Bangkok Airways has confirmed that it is introducing new flights to Mumbai and Dhaka in 2011.Starting in March 2011, the airline is planning six flights per week to Mumbai from Bangkok using Airbus A319 aircraft. Capacity for the flight will be 120 seats.The flights to Dhaka from the Thai capital will operate seven times a week and will offer 162 seats on an Airbus A320.

Nandhika Varavan, vice-president of Bangkok Airways, explained the carrier is keen to expand into the Indian market and would lead to offer flights to New Delhi and Kolkata but is facing limitations due to traffic restrictions.

She added that demand for the flights to Bangkok from Mumbai are likely to come from both the business and leisure sectors.

The fleet of Bangkok Airways currently consists of eight ATR 72-500s, six Airbus 319s and three Airbus 320s.

Written by Alex Cochrane.

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