thai airways


  • Founded in 1960
  • Airport Location: Thailand
  • Owner: Thailand Ministry of Finance (51%), Thailand Stock Exchange (47%)
  • Number of targets: 78
  • Objectives:12 inner-Thai targets and 61 international targets on five continents
  • Member of an alliance: Star Alliance
  • Frequent Flyer Program : Royal Orchid Plus
  • Aircraft Types: Airbus A330-300 / A350-900 / A380-800 , Boeing 737-400 / 747-400 / 777-200 / 777-200ER / 777-300 / 777-300ER / 787-8
  • Average age aircraft:-
  • Number of aircraft: 78
  • Aircraft manufacturer with which the airline Thai Airways co-operates: Airbus , Boeing


Thai Airways is Thailand's national flag carrier airline. Established in 1960, the airline uses Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi airport as a hub. Thai Airways is also a founding member of the Star Alliance global alliance. By the end of 2016, 22 million passengers were carried at 73% occupancy. It is one of the biggest airlines according to the number of passengers in Asia.

Thai Smile and Nok Air are subsidiaries of Thai Airways.

Airline performs seasonal flights to Sendai city in Japan.

The airline is flying to Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Phuket on domestic routes.

Countries where the airline is flying abroad; Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka , Sweden, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Air CanadaChina Southern AirlinesMalaysia Airlines
Air IndiaEgyptAirOman Air
Air MacauEl AlPakistan International Airlines
Air New ZealandEmiratesRoyal Brunei Airlines
All Nippon AirwaysEVA AirScandinavian Airlines
Asiana AirlinesGulf AirSwiss International Air Lines
Austrian AirlinesJapan AirlinesTAP Portugal
Bangkok AirwaysLao AirlinesThai Smile
Brussels AirlinesLufthansaTurkish Airlines


Thai Airways offers its online check-in directly on the company's website

Check-in start time
Starting from 24 hours before the flight and continues until 60 minutes prior the scheduled flight.


Royal Orchid Plus is the frequent flyer program organized by Thai Airways. As a member, you can benefit from numerous extra services offered by the airline and benefit from discounts on flights offered by the carrier. Also, flights from Partnerairlines, which are part of the Star Alliance, can be used to earn miles or points that Thai Airways is required to redeem.

Benefit from extra menus during the flight and free lounge access at the airport

There are numerous advantages that you can use as a member of Royal Orchid Plus. This includes, among other things, an extra menu which is served during the flight or the free access to the lounges of Thai Airways or its Star Alliance partners. Overall, there are three status levels regarding membership. This includes the entry level achieved by a simple registration, the Silver status, Gold status, and Platinum status. To reach one of the higher levels, it is necessary to collect a certain number of miles per calendar year.


Carry-on baggage

As a passenger of Thai Airways you are entitled to carry a piece of luggage in all classes as well as another personal item. This can be a photo bag, but also a binoculars or a notebook. The maximum weight of the hand luggage must be no more than 7 kg, which does not exceed 56 x 45 x 25 cm. For the personal subject are the upper limits: 75 cm summed outer dimensions and 1.5 kg. The details apply to all connections that Thai Airways offers both domestic and international.

Checked baggage

Depending on the occupancy class of the passenger, the passenger is entitled to place different amounts of luggage with different weight limits at the check-in of Thai Airways International. There are no restrictions in the number of luggage (except USA and Canada), but a maximum weight per bag of 32 kg. In economy class one piece up to 30 kg can be given free of charge. In the so-called Royal Silk Class, a weight limit of 40 kg, in the Royal First Class of 50 kg. Exceptions apply to participants of the frequent flyer program, who can exchange their miles for free extra luggage or for increased weight limits. Children from 0 to 2 years old and without their own seat can carry a maximum of 10 kg of luggage free of charge. For flights to or from the USA from the two countries, the so-called piece principle applies. Included in the higher classes are two bags of 32 kg, Economy Class two pieces of 23 kg each. The sum of the outside dimensions must not exceed 158 cm per piece of luggage. For small children without their own seat a bag of maximum 23 kg and 115 cm is transported free of charge.

Other luggage

On Thai Airways you have the option of carrying bicycles, bowling, fishing, golf, (water) skiing, diving, musical instruments or sports luggage. These equipment must not exceed the baggage allowance. $ 150 will be charged if the baggage allowance is exceeded on flights from Europe to Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Surfboards and windsurfing equipment can not be used as free luggage. The registration of special or oversized luggage should take place within 24 hours after the flight booking.

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