Thai back into the sky
Thai Airways is fingering July 1 as a possible date to restart international services. According to information published on Airlineroute the company has penciled in a schedule of services which will operate between July 1 and October 24.
Long-haul flights include daily services to Copenhagen, Frankfurt and London Heathrow though the latter may be reviewed as the Britain’s 14-day quarantine for overseas visitors kicks in. Daily flights to Asian destinations include Delhi, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Taipei and Hong Kong.
There will be three flights a week to Beijing and Guangzhou and two to Shanghai. There will also be two or three flight per week to most of the other destinations on the airline’s network.
These services are no doubt dependent on government approval. At present the only people allowed to enter the Kingdom are Thais, permanent residents and diplomats. And even these are subject to a 14-day quarantine period.
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But there is hope. With daily new infections down in the single figures for some days now the government is allowing the CentralWorld shopping mall to open on Friday and Saturday this week with a view to easing more restrictions in the near future if all goes well.
Photo: Thai Airways International, Airbus A380-841 via Wikimedia Commons