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New Airline Alert: Thailand's U-Airlines

Where: Thailand
November 8, 2012 at 10:28 AM | by | ()

Just like a ninja and what seems like overnight, a new airline popped up in Thailand. We now introduce your to U Airlines, flying out of Bangkok both domestically and internationally. They're specialty seems to be pumpkin colored planes and offering up cheap fares while still preserving a premium service model.

A little back-story: in April of this year, a very wealthy Thai business man, with beginnings in cable TV, branched out to fill a void in the aviation market by slashing prices and not cutting any type of service. You'll find two cabins of service aboard the bright planes, all at what the airline calls 'reasonable' fares. Honestly, it sounds a little scary because that word is subjective.

Back in September, the airline took off for for the first time, traveling from Bangkok to Yancheng, China. Then just 6 weeks later, the airline added a route to Seoul, South Korea. Right now, they only have one aircraft so U-Airlines are limited to charter services. Once the airline takes delivery of their second ride, they will commence regular scheduled commercial services.

Next month, the carrier plans to bring their flying pumpkins to Chang Mai and Phuket, then expand to even more domestic cities. Eventually, they plan to have just about 18 jets, including mention of A380s, enabling them to spread their proverbial wings to more destinations in China and South Korea and eventually Japan, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Mongolia, the UAE and Turkey.

[Photo: U-Airlines/Facebook]

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