Crystal Thai Airlines (CTA), a Thai/South Korean joint-venture, was scheduled to operate its inaugural service from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Muan, South Korea today (3 February 2011) after delaying its launch by four days. This was to be followed by a second South Korean destination, Incheon. The low cost, full-service carrier's first aircraft is a 174-seat Airbus A320-211 (reg HS-CTA, serial 234) which has been acquired on lease from Macquarie Airfinance. CTA intends to use the larger A330 for Incheon-Phuket services from next month, followed by a second A320 in April. Two Boeing 747s are also listed on the carrier's website for delivery in April 2011. A domestic routing to Phuket and international services to points in Bhutan, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand are planned.
Contact details are:
Crystal Thai Airlines
222, 19A Fl. Voravit Building,
Web site: http://www.crystalthaiair.com
Thu, Feb 3 2011 10:08 PM
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Filed under: Airbus A320, A320, Boeing 747, Airbus A330, Airline Start Ups, A330, A320-211, Crystal Thai Airlines, CTA, HS-CTA, MacQuarie Airfinance, serial 234