LUCKY winners were selected by Thai Airways International from its passengers on all international outbound flights from Bangkok and all domestic flights, including passengers who missed the opportunity to win during the inflight draw from all international inbound flights. This lucky draw event is a part of its “Luck is in the Air” campaign to promote air travel and boost tickets sales and the tourism industry. Presiding at the lucky draw, held at THAI`s head office, was THAI’s President Mr. Kanok Abhiradee.
Mr. Abhiradee announced that the lucky draw was the first of a series for international outbound passengers on THAI flights leaving Bangkok and all domestic flights. Also included in the draw were passengers on all international inbound flights who missed the opportunity to win a prize during the inflight draw starting from June 22, 2003.
One lucky draw event is being held each week over the next 15 weeks. For this first draw, over 100,000 coupons have been collected, and 300 free tickets will be given away. Winners from all domestic flights will be given a return ticket in economy class routed between Bangkok and one of 10 domestic destinations on THAI’s routenet, namely Phuket, Trang, Krabi, Surat Thani and Hat Yai in the south; Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phitsanulok in the north; Khon Kaen and Ubon Ratchathani in the northeast. The prize tickets are valid from 1 October - 31 December 2003.
A number of special guests were invited to witness the lucky draw including Mr. Chalor Kocharat,Permanent-Secretary of Transport; Mr. Sura Kentanasil, Director of Modern 9 Television; Pol.Capt.Dr. Nitiphum Navarat, columnist at Thairath newspaper; Mrs. Chantima Choeysanguan, Director of Radio Thailand; actress Ms Wichita (Nadia) Nimitvanich; and actor Mr Apinan (M) Prasertwatanakul.Winners will be announced on THAI`s website at www.thaiairways.com, and in Manager Daily newspaper every Thursday.
THAI has already been awarding free tickets to lucky winners on international inbound flights since June 22, 2003 when the campaign was first launched. One winner will be selected on board each international inbound flight, with the prize being a free return ticket on the same class and route as the winner has been travelling. The prize tickets are valid from 1 April - 30 June 2004.