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Thai Increases Flights To Asia And Europe  
User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Thai Airways International will increase flights to Europe and Asia, replacing rival airlines that cut their services after last month's terrorist attacks, and start new routes to Chengdu in China and Mumbai.

Thailand's national airline announced more flights to Paris, Rome, Zurich, Munich and Copenhagen between October 28 and March 31, as Thailand attracts tourists in search for warmer destinations during winter in Europe.

The airline also increased flights to Perth, Osaka, Guangzhou, Jakarta and Hanoi, and to local tourist destinations such as Chiang Mai and Krabi.

Thai Airways' expansion into Europe and Asia follows the withdrawal of services by many global airlines since the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and US-led air strikes on Afghanistan, which is allegedly harboring terrorists responsible for the attacks.

Earlier this month, Thai Airways said it would reduce flights with low passenger demand, such as between Bangkok and Colombo, "compensating with those of high passenger demand", such as to China.

Last week, Thai Airways suspended its flights to Lahore and Karachi in Pakistan because of their proximity to Afghanistan. The airline will fly to Osaka daily, instead of four days a week, partly replacing flights operated by Angel Air, a privately owned Thai carrier.

Source: Airwise

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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

Do you know when Thai is going to resume their flights to Karachi and Lahore?? Any knowledge on how these two routes are going for them??

User currently offlineFITPilot From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1846 times:

Does anyone have the actual number of flight increases to each city?

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1833 times:

I think we can safely say that Europe is still growing as normal as we can expect really. At least there's some joy.


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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1823 times:

KHI747- Hi! I thought Thai did not suspend operations here just as Swissair havent Confused

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User currently offlineCarmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

Good for Thai! it was a great airline in the 80's. Hope they can maintain that standard. wonder when they're gonna install PTVs 'tho.

User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Hello,

Would anyone know what kind of order backlog they have please?

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Any news of possible plans for comming to AMS? They cancelled these flights after the Asia crisis a few years ago, but they still have not returned unfortunately.

User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

No plan for PTV in the near future. So if you fly in economy class you'll have to watch the movie on the main screen or better yet bring your own good book.

In biz and 1st, they do have PTV on newer planes plus Video walkman with good choice of movies.

This year they'll focus on what they used to be the best, cabin service. Their equipments aren't as good but their F/A's are top notch.


User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

OO-VEG, forget Thai coming to AMS. The AMS-BKK sector is already too crowded (KLM daily 747 Combi, CI daily 747 full pax and BR 4 times a week 747 Combi). Only if one of these players leave AMS you may have a chance to see Thai again at AMS.

Regards
Laurens


User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Hello Laurens,

Do all these airlines have rights on the BKK-AMS sector please?

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1690 times:

Yes full traffic rights

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1685 times:

If I remember correctly, Thai flew MD11s 5 or 7 times perweek from AMS to BKK via ZRH in recent years, and before that, didn't the LHR flight stopover in AMS a couple days per week on the way to BKK? There was never a "stand-alone" AMS flight, if my membry is correct.

Thai now routes passengers from AMS (and BRU and cities in Germany) via their FRA flights - courtesy of Star Alliance partner LH. While they may be increasing some frequencies to Europe, it does not seem like they are increasing destinations.

Any word on whether they will open service to SFO as was predicted before the events of 9/11?


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