China Southern Airlines will offer a new flight option from Bangkok to Mexico City starting April 10, announced the company in a press release.
The new route to Mexico City will originate from home base in Guangzhou with a layover in Vancouver (Canada) and be served by the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on a thrice-weekly basis.
Travellers can opt for one of five daily flights operated by China Southern's single-aisle aircraft (such as Airbus 320s and Boeing 737-800s) from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport to the Guangzhou hub.
China Southern is counting on traffic from Thailand to support the launch of the Mexican service, the first of its kind by a Chinese carrier.
The target passengers on the route are Mexican expats and Thai business people, said Cen Ling, China Southern's general manager for Thailand, but China Southern also wants to entice adventure-seeking Thai tourists.