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TAT update: Thai airlines temporarily suspend international flights due to COVID-19

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Wed, 03/25/2020 - 09:04
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Thailand-based airlines have announced temporary suspension of international flights.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to inform international and domestic tourists that Thailand-based airlines have announced temporary suspension of international flights due to the reduction in demand amid the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Thai Airways International (THAI) announced temporary suspensions of the following flights:

  1. Starting on 25 March, 2020: Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo (Narita and Haneda), Osaka, Nagoya, Seoul, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Yangon, Singapore, Jakarta, Denpasar, Kunming, Xiamen, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Karachi, Kathmandu, Lahore, Dhaka, Islamabad, and Colombo. Domestic flights to Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Krabi will be transferred and operated by THAI Smile.
  2. Starting on 27 March, 2020: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.
  3. Starting on 1 April, 2020: THAI will cancel most of its flights to Europe, which include London, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen, Oslo, Moscow and Stockholm.

THAI previously suspended flights to Sendai, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Busan, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Rome, Milan, Vienna, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Muscat, Dubai, and Auckland.

THAI Smile temporary suspends all international flights from 23 March, 2020, until further notice. 

Bangkok Airways temporarily suspends all international flights from 22 March, 2020, until further notice.

Thai AirAsia temporarily suspends all international flights from 22 March-25 April, 2020. All domestic flights and services are still operating normally.

Thai Lion Air temporarily suspends domestic and international flights from 25 March-30 April, 2020.The airline plans to resume normal operations on all routes from 1 May, 2020, onwards.

Nok Air announced temporary suspensions of international flights to Ho Chi Minh City from 21 March-31 May, 2020, and to Yangon from 23 March-30 April, 2020. It previously suspended flights to    Nanning and Chengdu from 31 January-30 April, 2020, and to Hiroshima from 8 March-30 April, 2020.

All affected passengers are advised to contact their respective airlines to make changes to the flight bookings.

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom. Travellers can also keep up-to-date with the COVID-19 situation in Thailand at https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php.

For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

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