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THAI Cancels Flights to Pakistan and all European Routes Due to Pakistani Airspace Closure

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announced that its flights to Pakistan have been cancelled due to sudden closure of Pakistani airspace as a result of  tension between India and Pakistan.

Flight Lieutenant PratanaPatanasiri, THAI Vice President, Aviation Safety, Security and Standards Department, said that Pakistani airspace closed suddenly due to tension between India and Pakistan.  Therefore, THAI has cancelled its flights to Pakistan and flights operated through Pakistani airspace on 27 February 2019, as follows:

– Flights TG341 and TG342 to and from Bangkok-Karachi
– Flights TG345 and TG346 to and from Bangkok-Lahore
– Flights TG349 and TG350 to and from Bangkok-Islamabad

Three flights operate though Pakistani airspace today areas follows:

– Flight TG916 from Bangkok-London
– Flight TG974 from Bangkok-Moscow
– Flight TG926 from Bangkok-Frankfurt

The above-mentioned flights were returned to Bangkok and arrived safely at Suvarnabhumi Airport today. THAI has looked after passengers affected by flight cancellations, in accordance to international standards.

Furthermore, THAI has cancelled the following11 flights to destinations in Europe that were operated on 27 and 28 February 2019, in order to maintain the highest passenger and operational safety standards:

On 27 February 2019:

–        Flight TG920 from Bangkok-Frankfurt

On 28 February 2019:

–       Flight TG910 from Bangkok-London
–       Flight TG924 from Bangkok-Munich
–       Flight TG930 from Bangkok-Paris
–       Flight TG934fromBangkok-Brussels

–       Flight TG940from Bangkok-Milan
–       Flight TG936fromBangkok-Vienna
–       Flight TG960fromBangkok-Stockholm
–       Flight TG970 fromBangkok-Zurich
–       Flight TG950 fromBangkok-Copenhagen
–       Flight TG954 fromBangkok-Oslo

The following flights from destinations in Europe to Bangkok on 27 February 2019 have been cancelled:
–       Flight TG911 from London-Bangkok
–       Flight TG921 from Frankfurt-Bangkok
–       Flight TG931 from Paris-Bangkok
–       Flight TG941 from Milan-Bangkok
–       Flight TG945 from Rome-Bangkok
–       Flight TG971 from Zurich-Bangkok
–       Flight TG951 from Copenhagen-Bangkok
–       Flight TG961 from Stockholm-Bangkok
–       Flight TG955 from Oslo-Bangkok
–       Flight TG925 from Munich-Bangkok

THAI is monitoring the situation closely in order to properly assess the situation and plans to operate flights on an alternative route that does not pass Pakistan and is now awaiting for  airspace authorization.

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