Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) transported all stranded passengers to Europe completely today.
Mr. Sumeth Damrongchaitham, THAI President, said that today THAI completed transporting stranded passengers who affected from a sudden closure of Pakistani airspace on the last few days by upsizing aircraft to a larger capacity one, details as follows:
– Flights TG916 and TG917 on the Bangkok-London route, aircraft was upsized from Boeing 777-300ER to Airbus A380-800, which carried 1,014 passengers.
– Flights TG952 and TG953 on the Bangkok-Copenhagen route, aircraft was upsized from Boeing 777-200ER to Boeing 777-300ER, which carried 696 passengers.
– Flights TG936 and TG937 on the Bangkok-Vienna route, aircraft was upsized from Boeing 787-8 to Boeing 787-9, which carried 596 passengers.
THAI operates flights to three destinations in Pakistan which are Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Even though Pakistani airspace is opened but with some restrictions in some points that THAI is not allowed to fly to. Therefore, THAI needs to cancel its flights to those three destinations in Pakistan. Furthermore, THAI adjusted its route for flight TG507 from Bangkok direct to Muscat, not making a stopover in Karachi but for return flight TG508, operated as normal route (Muscat-Karachi-Bangkok) that making a stopover in Karachi.
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.