Thai Airways International (THAI) will operate 18 special flights to European and Asian cities this month, to enable stranded foreign nationals to go home and Thais abroad to return to the country.
THAI executive vice president Wiwat Piyawiroj said the special flights will fly stranded students, business travellers and tourists to five cities in Europe and two cities in Asia.
Of the European flights, one flight will depart for Munich, Germany, on Sept 11, and two flights to Frankfurt, on Sept 18 and 30. Three flights to London are scheduled for Sept 13, 20 and 27 and two will head to Paris, on Sept 17 and 29. Two flights will go to Copenhagen, on Sept 13 and 27. (continues below)
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In Asia, four flights to Taipei will depart, on Sept 4, 10, 18 and 25, and four to Hong Kong, on Sept 9, 16, 23 and 30. Tickets will be one-way with limited availability. THAI will also provide a freight service for both inbound and outbound flights.
THAI has been working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring home Thais stuck abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thais having a hard time in these cities and wanting to return must contact the embassy in those countries to register, Mr Wiwat said.