Thai Airways will operate a reduced international network to ten cities until March 27, citing uncertainty around government measures and to match suppressed demand.
Destinations across the Star Alliance member’s skeleton network will be served once weekly, with the exception of daily flights to Hong Kong and thrice-weekly services to Tokyo Narita.
- Hong Kong: 1x daily
- Manila: 1x weekly
- Osaka: 1x weekly
- Seoul: 1x weekly
- Sydney: 1x weekly
- Taipei: 1x weekly
- Tokyo Narita: 3x weekly
- Copenhagen: 1x weekly
- Frankfurt: 1x weekly
- London: 1x weekly
Domestic flights by Thai Smile will continue to operate normally, according to the carrier.
Last month, Thailand eased travel restrictions for citizens of 56 countries, including Australia, France, and the US. Visitors are still required to undergo two weeks of hotel quarantine upon arrival. However, the move comes amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases globally, which has further sapped traveller confidence.
The beleaguered carrier is also expected to file its restructuring proposal by February following a delay, reported CH-Aviation. If approved by the country’s bankruptcy court, the plan will allow Thai Airways to slash costs by 35 per cent in 2021 and reduce its fleet size to 75 or fewer aircraft.