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THAI resumes normal flights to Karachi

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Tue, 03/05/2019 - 04:02
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THAI is only operating roundtrip flights to Bangkok-Karachi with flights operated through Oman airspace into Karachi.

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) has resumed operating normal flights to Karachi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, via Oman airspace.

Mr. Sumeth Damrongchaitham, THAI President, said in reference to the sudden closure of Pakistani airspace on 27 February 2019 whereby the Company had to cancel flights, presently Pakistani airspace has resumed partial operations but with limitations to flight routes into each destination.  Therefore, THAI’s roundtrip flights from Bangkok-Lahore and Bangkok-Islamabad remain cancelled.  THAI is only operating roundtrip flights to Bangkok-Karachi with flights operated through Oman airspace into Karachi. THAI will transport passengers to Karachi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan by operating regularly scheduled flights and special flights, as follows:

  1. Regular flights will operate on 4 March 2019, operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft, with capacity to carry a total of 598 passengers per roundtrip flight.
    • Flight TG341 from Bangkok-Karachi departs from Bangkok at 18.50 hours and is expected to arrive in Karachi at 00.00 hours (local time).
    • Flight TG342 from Karachi-Bangkok departs from Karachi on 5 March 2019 at 01.10 hours (local time) and is expected to arrive in Bangkok at 09.30 hours.
  2. An additional two special flights will be operated for two days with Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft, with capacity to carry a total of 1,168 passengers per roundtrip flight.

On 4 March 2019:

  • Flight TG3419 from Bangkok-Karachi departs from Bangkok at 20.00 hours and is expected to arrive in Karachi at 01.10 hours (local time).
  • Flight TG3429 from Karachi-Bangkok departs from Karachi on 5 March 2019 at 02.20 hours (local time) and is expected to arrive in Bangkok at 10.40 hours.

On 5 March 2019:

  • Flight TG3419 from Bangkok-Karachi departs from Bangkok at 10.00 hours and is expected to arrive in Karachi at 14.55 hours (local time).
  • Flight TG3429 from Karachi-Bangkok departs from Karachi at 16.20 hours (local time) and is expected to arrive in Bangkok at 00.30 hours (next day).

THAI is closely monitoring the situation and passengers traveling on this route are advised to keep abreast of all related news and check the flight schedule on thaiairways.com or call the THAI Contact Center at Tel. + 66 (0)2-356-1111, 24-hours a day.

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