Travel operators hoped that Heathrow-Bangkok regular service would be restored by the British flag carrier in time for Thailand’s busy season, which coincides with the start of the UK winter. Only Thai Airways and Taiwan’s EVA Air offer nonstop service between Bangkok and London Heathrow. Service between Heathrow and Suvarnabhumi was supposed to start by British Airways in November of this year. However, the airline later reconsidered this approach and gave no guarantees to do so. British Airways won’t start flying again to Bangkok for at least another 12 months. The budget airline located in Singapore, however, asserts that beginning at the end of October, regular flights will resume between the UK and Thailand. However, these tickets are not yet on sale, and they haven’t even been approved. We periodically assessed our vast global network and decided to extend the suspension of our Bangkok service.

Also listed as having “great pricing competition” are the Middle Eastern airlines Qatar, Emirates, and Etihad, who currently run either daily flights or numerous fleets each week.

Because they primarily receive low-yield tourist traffic, Bangkok and Thailand are not at the top of BA’s plan for resumed operations. Thailand will cut off another link to the UK in August. On August 21, Scoot, a low-cost carrier that began operating between Gatwick and Bangkok and Singapore in March, will cease operations. However, BA provides connections on flights to Bangkok via Qatar Airways in Doha and a OneWorld partner. Low-yield traffic is defined as passengers who primarily search for the cheapest tickets and who pay the least per seat on a flight.

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