Along with paying for your beer, mobile top-up card, toasted sandwich and utility bill, 7-Eleven stores will now let you book airline tickets on Thai Smile Airways.
The budget carrier has partnered with Counter Service Co, a subsidiary of 7-Eleven franchiser CP All Plc, to provide ticket booking and payment services around the clock.
Firstly, passengers can book a seat via ThaiSmileAir.com and then print out a barcode to pay at any shop with Counter Service sales point within a set time. The payment slip can then be sued as an e-ticket in order to check in at the airport.
Passengers alternatively can go to a Counter Service sales point to directly book flights and make payment.
Currently, Counter Service is the leader among payment services. It now operates more than 10,000 branches nationwide via leading department stores, 7-Eleven branches and other outlets.
The chief commercial adviser to Thai Smile, said that the subsidiary of Thai Airways International would acquire six new airplanes this year to respond to the increasing number of passengers with all the extended destinations to the ASEAN countries.