Society International Travel Services appointed GSA for THAI Smile Airways

This comboimage shows Chairman of Society International Travel Services, Rabi Chandra Singh (left), and Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of THAI Smile Airways, Viset Sontichai. Photo: Prisma

KATHMANDU: THAI Smile Airways has appointed Society International Travel Services as its General Sales Agent (GSA) for the Nepali market.

The appointment by the regional airline operating with full services and subsidiary of THAI Airways International PLC came into effect from December 1, 2021.

As per the agreement, Society International Travel Services will be providing a wide range of sales, marketing, and airport operational services as well as full customer and agency support services for THAI Smile Airways.

Through this agreement, THAI Smile Airways intends to not only tap the opportunity present within the Nepali market by strengthening the services and facilities towards the Nepali people but also to gap the bridge between Nepal and Thailand by providing air connectivity on this route previously served by THAI Airways International since 1968.

Rabi Chandra Singh, Chairman of Society International Travel Services, said, “We are honoured to be working with THAI Smile Airways in Nepal. Our appointment is a perfect reflection of Society International Travel’s specialised offering of localised expertise and networks, supported by international best practices, to expand the international market share and sales of our partner airlines. THAI Smile Airways flight between Kathmandu and Bangkok will assist in bringing both Thailand and Nepal closer to each other as well as boosting the economies of both countries wherein revenue from tourism plays a crucial role.”

Likewise, Viset Sontichai, Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of THAI Smile Airways, said, “THAI Smile team is very proud to announce the launch of the Bangkok- Kathmandu route. It definitely represents the success of our route planning strategy aimed at increasing connectivity between Bangkok and other major cities in Asia.  We believe that this new direct passenger flight will add another desirable dimension to Thailand-Nepal relations. And in so many ways, bringing fresh promise to our business and trade ties, to our respective roles as Asian Regional trade fair capitals, and to our cultural and tourism development. Therefore, we are also confident that Nepal will eventually become an even more effective gateway to other South-Central Asia and Asian countries and also, a preferred destination for tourists.”

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