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.