Nok Air to start Guwahati-Bangkok flight service

Thailand based low-cost carrier Nok Air will start direct non-stop flights from Bangkok to Guwahati twice a week from September 22, an official said on Tuesday.

Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), India, Isra Stepanaseth addressing a press conference said the flight was being introduced as people from North East constitute 12 per cent of the 1.55 million Indian tourists who visit Thailand.

Stepanaseth said the people from Thailand and NER share comman traditions, culture and culinary and TAT is working with Nok Air to serve tourists from both countries.

India accounts for bulk of the tourist inflow to Thailand and also a considerable number from his country visit India, he said.

The TAT official said 1.3 million Indian tourists had visited Thailand from January to August against 1.55 million from January to December last year.