Mr. Sumeth Damrongchaitham (fourth from left), President, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) presided over a cocktail reception to introduce new Bangkok-Sendai flights. Mr. Shigeki Kobayashi (second from left), Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in Thailand, Mr. Niitsuma Tomoki (sixth from left), Senior Director, City of Sendai, Mr. Takuya Iwai (far left), President, Sendai International Airport, Mr. Kiyoyoshi Oba (third from left), President,Toyota Tsusho Thailand, Mrs. Anujtha Jaovisidha (seventh from left), Vice President, Toyota Tsusho Thailand, Mr. Wiwat Piyawiroj (fifth from left), THAI Executive Vice President, Commercial, and guests of honor also attended the reception at the Ballroom, Park Hyatt Bangkok.
THAI’s new flights to Sendai serve as an economic gateway that will generate longstanding development in the Tohoku region, which not only supports regional trade and tourism but also encourages an exchange of knowledge and good relations between Japan and Thailand. Tourists may travel with convenience to other prefectures in Tohoku region from this city. THAI operates three flights per week to Sendai, which is THAI’s sixth city and seventh airport destination in Japan. THAI will operate the inaugural flight to Bangkok-Sendai on 29 October 2019 with Boeing 777-300 aircraft, royally bestowed the name “Lahan Sai.” THAI received royal permission to paint the aircraft in Suphannahong Royal Barge livery, complete with the Royal Emblem in Commemoration of the Royal Coronation Ceremony.