Thai Airways is the national flag carrier and largest airline of Thailand. It operates domestic, regional and intercontinental flights radiating from its home base in Bangkok to key destinations around the world and within Thailand. Thai Airways is headquartered in Chatuchak District of Bangkok and holds 39% shares of Nok Air - a low-cost Bangkok based carrier. Operating out of its hub at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thai Airlines covers 71 destinations in 34 countries, using 99 aircrafts. It flies one of the longest non-stop commercial flights, including the 18 hours non-stop flight from Bangkok to Los Angeles. Thai Airways also operates cheap flights to India, connecting with major Indian cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru. You can book cheap Thai Airways tickets to India by using the online booking facility on MakeMyTrip.
Destination & Services
Thai Airways flies to 71 destinations in 34 countries with a huge fleet of 99 aircrafts. Some of the important destinations covered by Thai Airways are: Johannesburg, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Taiwan, Dhaka , Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Gaya, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Varanasi, Kathmandu, Islamabad, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Phuket, Muscat, Copenhagen, Paris , Frankfurt, Athens, Milan, Rome, Oslo, Moscow, Madrid, Stockholm, Zurich, London, Los Angeles, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, just to name a few. Thai Airways offers excellent in-flight and on-ground services. It has four classes of travel - Royal First Class, Royal Silk Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class. Equipped with ultimate luxury and unmatched comfort and service, Thai Airways offers the best of facilities to its passengers. Enjoy privacy in segregated cabin being served by friendly and hospitable staff and experience luxury in the newly installed sleeper seating. Audio visual on demand entertainment system and delectable refreshments are some of the exciting services provided to the passengers.-Less
Currently, Thai Airways operates and leases out a modern fleet of 99 aircrafts, most of them wide-bodied models. These aircrafts include Boeing 747-400 (6), Boeing 747-400 (12), Boeing 777-300 (6), Boeing 777-200 (8), Boeing 777-200ER (6), Boeing 777-300ER (3), Boeing 737-400 (9), Airbus 340-500 (4), Airbus 340-600 (6), Airbus 330-300 (12), Airbus 330-300 (8), Airbus 300-600 (10), Airbus 300-600 (2), Airbus 300-600 (5) and ATR-72 (2). Among them, three Boeing 737-400 have been leased out to Nok Air while eight Airbus 330-300 are going to be the latest possessions of Thai Airways.
The baggage rules on a Thai Airways flight are different for different classes. As per Thai Airways Baggage Policy, luggage weighing 20 kgs is allowed for guests travelling in Economy and Premium Economy Class, 30 Kgs for Royal Silk (Business) Class and 40 Kgs for First Class Passengers. However the cabin luggage restrictions for all classes are just the same, i.e. only 1 bag weighing no more than 7 kgs is allowed inside the cabin, the luggage dimensions being (56 x 45 x 25) cms.
Awards & Recognition
Thai Airways International was awarded 'Worlds Best Cabin Staff and 'The Best Airline in the World' by Skytrax in 2006. In 2007, it was ranked second in the 'Airline of the Year' category. The first class lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok by Thai Airways was awarded ' World's Best First Class Lounge' by Skytrax in 2009. Thai Airways International was also awarded for its excellent in-flight hygiene measures by the World Health Organization.
Thai Airways History
Thai Airways was formed in the year 1960 as a joint venture between Thailand's domestic carrier, Thai Airways Company (TAC) and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). It was only in 1988 when Thai Airways Company (TAC) merged with its international division and formed the present company - Thai Airways International. Thai Airways accompanied with Lufthansa, Air Canada, Scandinavian Airlines System and United Airlines, in the year 1997, established the world's first and the largest airlines partnership called 'Star Alliance' which has a strong and extensive network.
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