THAILAND is one of Australia’s favourite destinations with more than 800,000 Aussies flying into the country every year.

The nation’s national carrier, Thai Airways International has long been a dominant player on routes out of Australia and having recently picked up three TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, its popularity is no surprise.

Thai Airways offers flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to Thailand’s capital Bangkok.

The airline was named among Asia’s top nine carriers, by the travel review site.

For the third successive year the group’s regional subsidiary, Thai Smile Airways was named as Thailand’s number one airline, with the low-cost fully-serviced carrier also landing on TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice list of premier regional airlines in Asia.

Aussies’ infatuation with Thailand has also attracted the attention of budget carrier, AirAsia, who will commence a Brisbane to Bangkok service using its Thai AirAsia X brand, from 25 June, with four weekly flights.

The Centre for Aviation has reported that AirAsia is also open to the possibility of launching more services to cater for Australians’ enthusiasm for the Land of Smiles.

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