Thai Airways to reduce its Heathrow service

21 Jul 2014 by GrahamSmith

Thai Airways will reduce its Bangkok to London Heathrow service from 14 to 12 weekly in September and October.

The national airline currently operates daily outbound services TG910 and TG916, with the former departing Bangkok at 0110 and arriving in London at 0715 local time, and the later leaving Bangkok at 1250 and landing at LGR at 1855.

Its inbound flights, TG911 and TG917, run daily with the former taking-off from Heathrow at 1230 and arriving in Bangkok at 0605 the following day, and the latter leaving LHR at 2130 and landing in Bangkok at 1505 the next day.

But between September 16 and October 25, flights TG910 and TG911 will not operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the exception of Thursday October 9, reports

This is not the first time that Thai Airways has cut back on its Heathrow route. A year ago, it was operating twice daily B747s, whereas now it deploys one B747 and one A340-600.

And it had planned to introduce the A380 on the route, a plan that was dropped (see news, July 2013).

Thai Airways has also lost passengers on its Heathrow route as a result of competition from indirect carriers including Etihad Airways, which claims Bangkok as its busiest route.

Graham Smith

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