Thai Airways will soon resume flights to dozens of international destinations in response to Thailand’s decision to reopen its borders to certain fully vaccinated tourists on Nov. 1.
The flagship carrier plans to relaunch service to 36 worldwide destinations, with most routes resuming by the end of October.
The robust international schedule indicates the embattled airline, which filed for bankruptcy protection in May 2020, views Thailand’s reopening as a major opportunity to increase revenue and boost its chances of survival.
Beginning Oct. 30, Thai Airways will resume flights from Bangkok to several European destinations, including London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Zurich. Flights to Milan and Munich will relaunch on Jan. 1.
The London and Frankfurt routes will be the busiest, with three direct and three stopover flights per week. All other European routes will fly between one and four times per week.
Thai Airways will also begin flying from Bangkok to Sydney twice per week starting on Oct. 30. It’s not clear when service to Melbourne and Perth will resume.
Asian routes relaunching at the end of October will include Bangkok to Manila fives times per week, Bangkok to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Nagoya, Taipei and Singapore four times per week and Bangkok to Jakarta once per week.
The carrier will fly from Bangkok to Seoul daily.
Flights from Bangkok to Tokyo Haneda will resume three times per week starting on Jan. 1. Other routes resuming in January will include Bangkok to New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mambai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Dhaka, Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
Thailand will initially welcome travelers from 10 countries when it reopens, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Singapore. Officials plan to add other countries to the list on Dec. 1.
Visitors will be required to show proof of a negative PCR test taken before departure and take a second test on arrival. They will not be required to quarantine.