THAI Airways International (THAI) has successfully launched two new longhaul routes in mid-November, as the Thai government confirmed last week that flood threats to inner Bangkok had passed.
The flag carrier started thrice-weekly Copenhagen-Phuket services and added three additional flights per week on the Copenhagen-Bangkok route on November 11. It operates both services using the Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
The airline also launched thrice-weekly Bangkok-Brussels services, using the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, on November 17.
THAI president Piyasvasti Amranand said tourists had been informed that the country’s popular destinations such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, and Krabi have not been effected by the floods, and that they are able to connect to these destinations via Suvarnabhumi Airport as per normal.
“THAI informed passengers in advance, instead of waiting for flood levels to completely dry out, so that passengers may make travel plans for this winter season,” Piyasvasti explained.
Meanwhile, THAI has resumed operations at its Vibhavadi-Rungsit Road headquarters, after temporary closing the facility on November 6 due to the flood situation at the time.