Thai to fly Sapporo daily; Virgin Upper Class offer with chauffer limo service; Air Asia goods giveaway

Thai daily to Sapporo

Thai Airways International has announced that it will increase the frequency of its service between Bangkok and Sapporo to daily from Oct. 1.

Since the winter schedule in 2012, the airline has operated three flights a week to Sapporo. Having enough demand both inbound and outbound, the airline has decided on this change.

From Oct. 1, TG670 will depart from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok at 11:45 p.m. (at 11:55 p.m. from Oct. 27) and arrive at New Chitose Airport in Sapporo at 8:30 a.m. (at 8: 10 a.m. from Oct. 27) on the following day.

From Oct. 2 through 26, TG671 will depart from New Chitose Airport at 10:45 a.m. and arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 3:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, TG671 will depart from New Chitose Airport at 11 a.m. and arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 4 p.m. From Oct. 27, TG671 will depart from New Chitose Airport at 10:45 a.m. and arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 4:35 p.m. every day.

For more information, visit www.thaiair.co.jp .

Virgin Upper Class deal

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of its transportation service for its Upper Class business class customers in Japan, Virgin Atlantic has launched a special summer bargain fair for those seats on its flights between Tokyo and London.

Since 2003, the airline has offered, at no extra charge, the chauffeur-driven car service to/from the airport at both ends of the Upper Class customers’ journey in Japan. With this service, customers in upper class coming back from Heathrow Airport can check in inside the car, skipping the lines and being able to head to the lounge in a matter of minutes.

From Aug. 27 through Sept. 16, the round-trip ticket between Narita International Airport and Heathrow Airport will be available at ¥400,000 per person, not including some surcharges and miscellaneous taxes. Travel must commence by Sept. 30.

Also, for the same price, customers can add a domestic flight on Virgin’s U.K. domestic service, Little Red, from Heathrow to Manchester, England; Edinburgh; and Aberdeen, Scotland.

For more information, visit www.virginatlantic.co.jp .

Air Asia Japan presents

Through the end of August, Air Asia Japan customers selected in a drawing can win a special Air Asia model airplane.

Customers on Flight JW8521 from Narita International Airport outside Tokyo to New Chitose Airport in Sapporo as well as Flight JW8541 from Narita International Airport to Fukuoka Airport will have a chance to be the one to win the airline’s special model plane, which will be presented by a flight attendant on each flight.

Also, all children under 12 years old on the same flights will receive a special sticker of the airline.

For more information, visit www.airasia.com .