Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) arranged additional special flights to and from Frankfurt today and operated flights to London with larger aircraft on 3 March, 2019, in order to transport more stranded passengers speedily.
Mr. Sumeth Damrongchaitham, THAI President, said that passengers were stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport after a sudden closure of Pakistani airspace on 27 February 2019. THAI proceeds to transport those passengers to their destinations, details as follows:
1. Arrange one additional special round-trip flight on 2 March 2019 that can accommodate 696 passengers:
– Flight TG9269 on the Bangkok-Frankfurt route, operated with Boeing 777-300ER that departed from Bangkok at 12.00 hours and is expected to arrive in Frankfurt at 18.30 hours (local time)
– The return flight TG9279 on the Frankfurt-Bangkok route is scheduled to depart from Frankfurt at 20.30 hours (local time) and to arrive in Bangkok at 15.15 hours (the following day).
2. Upsize aircraft from Boeing 777 to a larger capacity one, Airbus A380, for roundtrip flights TG916 and TG917 on the route Bangkok-London on 3 March 2019, which will carry 1,014 passengers.
By operating special flights on 1 and 2 March and upsizing aircraft on 3 March, THAI will be able to transport more stranded passengers to their destinations in Europe. Currently, approximately 200 stranded passengers remain.
THAI is monitoring the situation closely in order to properly assess the situation. Passengers are advised to check the Company’s announcements and keep abreast of all related news. For information on flight schedules, passengers may check thaiairways.com or call the THAI Contact Center at Tel. + 66 (0)2-356-1111, 24-hours a day.