Thai Airways is the principle airline based in Thailand. This airline has been owned and operated by the government since the last 1970's. From Bangkok, Thai Airways services 75 destinations in 35 countries. Thai Airways operates one of the longest non-stop flights from Bangkok to Los Angeles, a total of 18 hours.
- IATA code: TG
- Number of serviced cities: 71
- Main hub: Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
- Alliance: Star Alliance
- Fleet: 90 aircraft
- Loyalty rewards program: Royal Orchid Plus
History of Thai Airways
Thai Airways began as a joint contract between Scandinavian Airlines System and Thai Airways Company. The first flight took place on the 1st of May, 1960. Service started to just nine overseas Asian destinations from Bangkok. It was not until 1971 that the first intercontinental flight took place, bound for Australia. The following year connections were made to Europe and then later in 1980 to North America.
In 1977 the Thai government bought out SAS and the airline became fully owned by the government. Thai Airlines was one of the founding members of Star Alliance in May of 1997, now the world’s largest airline alliance. In 2005 the airline went through a re-branding period, changing its logo and livery, at the same time as the arrival of several new aircraft. The same year Thai Airways added a non-stop flight from Bangkok to New York City, which has now been discontinued, leaving Los Angeles the only North American destination.
Travel with Thai Airways: practical information
- Meals: Quality hot meals are served on all flights. As well there is a complimentary bar with many refreshments as well. Thai Airways can accommodate any special diet if they are given at least 24 hours notice before departure.
- Entertainment: Individual touch-screen entertainment systems are programmed with films, television shows, news, music, radio, games, etc.
- Cabin: 1 piece luggage with sum dimensions of 115 cm (length + height + width) and maximum weight of 7 kg.
- Checked: 1 piece luggage weighing up to 20 kg.
- Excess: All excess kilos are charge a standard excess baggage rate of 1.5% of the highest paid Economy class adult fare. This depends as well on the destination.
Discounts and Special Offers
Thai Airways offers discounts for seniors and youth on domestic flights. All other specials and offers are listed on Liligo.com.