Thai Airways International (THAI) will suspend most of its international flights, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
From Wednesday, the national carrier will temporarily stop services to Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo (Narita and Haneda), Osaka, Nagoya, Seoul, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Yangon, Singapore, Jakarta, Denpasar, Kunming, Xiamen, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Karachi, Kathmandu, Lahore, Dhaka, Islamabad, and Colombo.
THAI Smile, its subsidiary, will take over domestic flights to Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Krabi provinces.
From Friday, THAI will suspend its flights to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.
From April 1, the airline will cancel most of its flights to Europe – 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.
The airline will allow passengers holding THAI and THAI Smile code-share flights air tickets, issued before March 25 to convert unused tickets to travel vouchers, with a one-year validity, without fee and surcharges.
Eligible tickets must be for travel from March 25 to May 31, 2020 on Asian routes, and from April 1 to May 31, 2020 on European, Australian and New Zealand routes.
Royal Orchid Plus members with award tickets for travel from March 25 to May 31 this year may fully re-credit mileages or change the travel date without any fee or charge, with expired miles extended until September 30, 2020.