The national flag carrier of Thailand is the Thai Airways. It operates largely out of Suvarnabhumi Airport and is one of the founding members of the Star Alliance. At one time, this airline had two of the longest non-stop routes internationally - between Thailand and Los Angeles, and to New York. It has the distinction of being the first Asia-Pacific airline to have flights to the London Heathrow Airport. In Europe, it has one of the largest passenger operations.
In 1960, Thai Airways was a joint venture between Scandinavian Airlines System and Thai Airways Company. It was also the year that the airline flew its first revenue flight. Inter-continental services began in 1971. In 1977 Thai Airways was fully owned by the government. The company followed an aggressive expansion route and even introduced a regional carrier for light-premium services. It hopes to be the first carrier from Asia to operate completely on biofuels. Thai Air has won multiple awards over the years - the most recent was the "Best Intercontinental Airline 2013" from the Norwegian Grand Travel Awards 2013.
Thai Airlines has a massive fleet servicing various sectors. It has 1 Airbus 380-800, 6/4/6 of Boeing 747-400: 747/744/74R and 6 Airbus 340-600. It also has 6 340-600, 4 Airbus 340-500, 4 Boeing 777-300, 5 Boeing 777-300ER, 8 Boeing 777-200, 6 Boeing 777-200ER, 12/8/3 Airbus 330-300: 333/330/33H, 6/5 Airbus 300-600: AB6/AB7, and 5 Boeing 737-400.
On the international sector Thai Airways online booking can be done for 33 countries covering 61 destinations. For the Middle East, the airline flies to Oman: Muscut & UAE: Dubai.
In-flight services are classified into Royal First Class, Royal Silk Class, Premium Economy and Economy class. Royal Orchid Lounges are available at several international destinations. Thai Airways online check-in is available for all classes and flights.
Thai airways baggage allowance on the international sector is based on class of travel. Royal First Class allows 40 kg per adult, Royal Silk Class and Premium Economy Class 30 kg per person, Economy class 20 kg, for an infant not occupying a seat 10 kg, ROP and Star Alliance Gold Members Extra 20 kg. If a passenger is placed in a lower class than booked, then the higher class baggage allowance is permitted. Infants are allowed a foldable stroller at no extra charge. For more details on baggage policy, click here.
For information on Thai Airways customer service or contact numbers, please click here.
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