Jason Scholtz on tyre industry

The Thai airline operates multiple daily flights from Bangkok to Singapore, which is one of three routes its new A350-900XWB flies; the other two are the Bangkok to Rome and Bangkok to Milan routes.


The Thai national flag carrier took delivery of the technologically advanced mid-size long-range commercial aircraft in August 2016, as the latest addition to its fleet of nearly 90 Airbus and Boeing aircrafts. The airline has ordered 12 A350 XWBs - 4 on purchase order and 8 on lease.

Singapore is among the destinations that feature in Thai Airways International or THAI's current Fly Smart with THAI promotion offering airfares from Bangkok to nearly 60 destinations around the world. These fares are valid for ticketing until 15 March 2017 and travel departure must be by 31 March 2017. To Singapore, the Fly Smart With THAI fare is priced from THB 7,275 roundtrip per person in Economy Class and from THB 21,835 roundtrip per person in Business Class.

THAI's A350-900XWB (Xtra-Wide Body) operates flights to Singapore twice daily, with early morning and late afternoon departures from the Thai capital. In the return direction, the Singapore to Bangkok flights depart at mid-day and in the late evening.

Those who find themselves flying to Singapore on the A350-900XWB can look forward to a great start to their trip, with THAI promising a flight experience both more spacious and more comfortable thanks to bigger overhead stowage compartments, larger panoramic windows, superior headroom and "generously proportioned" seats. The contemporary orchid decor designed for the A350-900XWB embodies elegance with distinctive touches of Thai design that are both sophisticated and relaxing.

THAI's Bangkok to Singapore flights can be booked online at http://www.thaiairways.com, as can be flights throughout the airline's global route network of over 60 destinations in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Such as direct flights from Thailand to Australia, flights from Bangkok to London and flights from Frankfurt to Bangkok. The user can search for great deals on flights to Thailand, book accommodation worldwide, purchase travel insurance and join THAI's customer loyalty program Royal Orchid Plus. Additionally, the user can check out the holiday product on offer from Royal Orchid Holidays.

Anyone visiting Singapore is likely to find themselves at some stage of their trip at the famed Marina Bay, probably sooner rather than later. Overlapping the Financial District, Clarke Quay and central Civic District, Marina Bay is home to a number of the city's top attractions, hotels and various sights and sounds.

The mythical symbol of Singapore and ever popular photo-op the Merlion is here. This half-fish half-lion concrete statue weighs in at 70 tonnes and stands 8.7 metres tall in Merlion Park, near the waterfront. Somewhat taller is the nearby Singapore Flyer, among the world's largest observation wheels at 165 metres high and 150 metres in diameter. A complete rotation of the wheel takes around 30 minutes and affords fantastic views of the surrounding city and waterfront, views which are breathtaking by day and dazzling by night.

Perched atop the awe-inspiring Marina Bay Sands resort complex is Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, another locale that offers magnificent views of Singapore.