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Thai Airways revives direct flights to Milan and Oslo, bolstering European network

Thai Airways revives direct flights to Milan

Thai Airways renews its European network with resumed non-stop flights to Milan and Oslo, enhancing global connectivity and marking a significant step in its post-pandemic recovery strategy.

Thai Airways is making a significant comeback in the European market by resuming its non-stop connection between Bangkok and Milan after a four-year hiatus, caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The airline is not only re-entering the Italian market, which it exited in March 2020, but also plans to restart services to Rome-Fiumicino.

Starting July 1, 2024, Thai Airways will operate daily flights between Bangkok and Milan-Malpensa using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, equipped with 298 seats in both business and economy classes. The flights, scheduled as TG904 and TG941, will provide convenient travel timings for passengers, departing Bangkok at 00:40 and arriving in Milan at 07:35, with the return leg leaving Milan at 14:05 and landing in Bangkok at 05:55 the following morning.

In addition to Milan, Thai Airways is set to relaunch services to Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). The Oslo route will be serviced by the larger 348-seat Boeing 777-300ER, featuring both economy and business class seating. The flights to Oslo, operating under TH954 and TG955, will follow a similar overnight schedule, enhancing connectivity and travel options for passengers.

This resumption is part of Thai Airways’ broader strategy to increase its presence in Europe. The carrier’s European network already offers non-stop services to several major cities, including London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Munich, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Istanbul, with plans to expand to Oslo and Milan.

The airline’s European expansion aligns with its fleet enhancement strategy, which includes the addition of more Airbus A350-900s and A320s (from Thai Smile), as well as two A330-300s and an incremental 787-9 Dreamliner. This winter, Thai Airways is operating flights to 51 destinations, including key routes like London’s Heathrow, Frankfurt, and Melbourne, with daily flights to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Munich, Istanbul, Paris, Zurich, and Sydney.

Thai Airways’ decision to relaunch these routes is a response to the recovery of international travel, and it reflects the airline’s commitment to strengthening its global network and enhancing passenger experience. The return to Milan and Oslo marks a significant milestone in the airline’s recovery strategy, positioning Thai Airways as a key player in connecting Europe and Asia.

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