Thai Airways

Company Information

Based in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand’s flagship airline has been known under its current name since 1988 and has the distinction of being the first Asia Pacific airline to serve London Heathrow.

Thai Airways is part owned by the Thai government and is also a major shareholder in both Nok Air and Thai Smile. Thai Airways is one of the most popular airlines in the region, welcoming over 20 million passengers aboard each year.

Routes Served by Thai Airways

Thai Airways serves a huge range of routes, both domestically and internationally. In fact, it is possible to visit almost any destination in the world with the airline.

Domestic destinations

From Bangkok there are 10 daily flights to Chiang Mai, in the north of the country, with departures throughout the day from 07.00 until around 22.30. This flight should last less than 90 minutes and tickets are available from THB1,400.

It is possible to visit the country’s world-famous beaches in the south as well, with daily services from the capital to Koh Samui, Krabi and Phuket. There are two flights each day to Koh Samui, with tickets for the hour flight usually costing around THB4,595. Krabi and Phuket are both served by Thai Airway with a flight time of under 90 minutes, there are five flights to Krabi and 15 departures to Phuket each day, with tickets available from THB1,700 and THB1,900 respectively.

Regional destinations

One of the most popular routes offered by Thai Airways connects Bangkok with Kuala Lumpur, one of the region’s major transport hubs. There are three departures a day to KL from Bangkok, with a flight time of just over two hours and tickets usually costing around THB6,135.

Penang in the north of Malaysia is connected to the Thai capital with one flight per day, lasting under two hours, and priced at about THB5,765.

Also on the Malaysian peninsular is Singapore, which you can easily visit with Thai Airways as there are five flights per day leaving Bangkok. The flights are scheduled to take just over two hours and fares are often priced at around THB7,365.

Thai Airways provides regular services to Thailand’s neighbouring countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

There are three departures every day from Bangkok to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, with a flight time of a little over an hour and two daily flights to Siem Reap to visit the world-famous site of Angkor Wat. Tickets are usually priced at around THB6,375 and THB6,270 respectively.

There are two flights each day to both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with a scheduled flight time of two hours and 90 minutes respectively. Tickets to either destination are priced from THB6,070.

There are also three services to Yangon in Myanmar every day, with tickets costing around THB7,095.

Travellers wishing to visit Indonesia have the option of flying with Thai Airways to either the capital, Jakarta, or to the popular tourist destination of Bali. There are two flights each day to Jakarta and one daily service to Denpasar in Bali with tickets usually costing around THB8,600 to either destination.

Worldwide

For those looking to head further afield, Thai Airways offers direct services to China, Japan, South Korea and India. There are two daily flights to both Beijing and Shanghai, with flight times of four to five hours and tickets priced from THB11,500. There are also five departures each day to Tokyo from Bangkok, which will take almost six hours, and two services to Seoul. Delhi and Mumbai can both be visited with Thai Airways with fares usually starting from THB12,100.

From Bangkok, there are daily direct flights to destinations across Europe including Paris, Moscow, Rome as well as two services each day to London. It is possible to visit North America from Bangkok but you will have to catch a connecting flight along the way, for example, flights to New York will take at least 19 hours.

Pros

There really is huge choice when flying with Thai Airways, you can seemingly visit almost anywhere in the world you might want! Especially when travelling within Thailand or around neighbouring countries, Thai Airways is the best option for those looking to travel in style.

Tickets are competitively priced as well as there are often sales with great deals up for grabs so it is important to research before you book your travel. After all, you don’t want to find out that you could have booked a comfortable flight with Thai Airways for a similar price to a 10-hour bus ride!

When purchasing your ticket with Thai Airways, you will be delighted to know that not only will you receive a complimentary meal (no matter how short the journey is!) but 30kg of checked baggage is also included! When travelling with budget airlines across the region it can often be the case that the cost of baggage is similar to the airfare so Thai Airways can sometimes be the cheaper option. As an added bonus, some classes include access to lounges where complimentary drinks, snacks and even massages are on offer. The perfect way to relax ahead of your flight.

Cons

Of course, domestic flights with Thai Airways are usually far more expensive than bus or train trips across the country, so may not be an option for those travelling on a tight budget.

Keep in mind

Thai Airways has received numerous awards for great service and excellent quality. At the 2017 SkyTrax Awards the airline won awards for Best Economy Class, World’s Best Airline Lounge Spa and Bes Economy Class Onboard Catering. Thai Airways was also ranked 11th in the Top 100 Airlines this year!

Travellers Reviews

Passengers love the wide range of departure times and routes that are offered by Thai Airways, with options that are sure to suit your schedule. Although the tickets can be more expensive than travelling by land, or using some budget airlines, the fact that 30kg of checked baggage is included in the cost of a ticket means that there are no hidden costs and the price you see is exactly what you pay, so promises great value for money.

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Thai Airways Company Reviews

4.6
198 customer reviews
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99.9% of 5,437 travelers were presumably happy with Thai Airways as they left good or no review
JR
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Nov 2, 2019
Trip was wonderful quick and easy. Staff was delightful and friendly.
AS
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Oct 17, 2019
The crew was wery nice and polite. We were on time, sow everything was ok
AB
4
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Oct 7, 2019
Friendly and efficient service on board, however the complimentary bottled water smelled and tasted foul.
DM
3
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Sep 28, 2019
A Vientiane le préposé à l’enregistrement de Thaï Smile n’avait aucun sourire et très arrogant en plus d’exiger une preuve de mon billet d’avion pour le Canada qui as lieu dans 3 jours et qui n’as aucun rapport avec mon vol vers Bkk, il m’as meme demander mon no de vol pour le Canada via Qatar Airways ,quel attitude désobligeante ,très regrettable . Je m’imagine un employé frustré ,ce n’est pas représentatif de Thaï Smile ,Denis Riel
MS
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Sep 8, 2019
Arrived after check-in closed and still was allowed to board the plane. Only in Thailand. Thank you
BJ
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Aug 14, 2019
Expected the basics due to it being an hour flight but complimentary food and drinks were provided, access to a wide range or movies and games, all of which made the flight very comfortable and enjoyable
MV
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Aug 9, 2019
Een vlucht van ruim een uur waarin er nog tijd was voor een gratis snack water en koffie. Prima vlucht. Boek als je kan voortijdig dan kan je echt heel goedkoop vliegen
MV
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Aug 9, 2019
Excellent airline, good selection of movies. Arrived on time to Bangkok. Easy check in in Phuket. I would recommend this Airline to everyone
AH
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Aug 6, 2019
Very smooth flight and handling. The trip was cheap, almost as cheap as the train. Regular Fee.Comfortable plane, enough legroom.
MV
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Jul 30, 2019
The agent was waiting for us. The van was clean, very comfortable and the driver cautious and kind
MJ
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Jul 26, 2019
Graet airline even for a domestic flight they offered a snack and coffee, tea or juice, you won' t get that service elsewhere
CV
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Jul 7, 2019
Perfect, I recommend this to anyone. No stress about traveling
WZ
4
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Apr 28, 2019
Thai Airways is better than most, Air Crew was very pleasant. Flight departed and arrived on time. Thank you
JO
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Apr 22, 2019
Thai Airways is an excellent Airline. The fly was perfect. The personal is very friendly. 12go Asia provides excellent service.
EZ
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Apr 20, 2019
It was easy to use 12go.asia. I'll use it one more time if I need! We flight from Bankok to Krabi with THAI LIONI. In our flight were no possibility to buy baggage in advance. We paid in airport for our baggage more than for flight. Flight was delay more then 1 hour. So if I had connecting flight I don't choose these airlines any more. We came back with other company - Thai Airways. I recommended to choose this one company.
PW
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flight Economy, Thai Airways, Apr 16, 2019
We weren't able to get a price for our taxi to Ko Samet until we were in the car on the way. All the travel guides say the taxi should put the meter on but our driver refused and so we had to pay the price he wanted which we felt was very expensive.
BF
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Mar 27, 2019
Great flight! Even a little meal even though it was only an hour flight.
PG
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Mar 4, 2019
Thai Airways International - amazing airlines!! Highly recommended! :-)
PN
5
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Mar 4, 2019
The staff at the airport as well as on the airlines of Thai Smile and Thai Airways were all very helpful and professional.
SS
4
flight Economy, Thai Airways, Feb 10, 2019
The flight was good and comfortable. The only minus is for skipping me and my friend during distribution of drinks...

Thai Airways Stations

Suvarnabhumi Airport Auckland Airport Chengdu Airport Zia International Airport Indira Gandhi Airport Netaji Chandra Airport Incheon Airport Gimhae Airport Kunming Airport Phnom Penh Airport Haneda Airport Sydney Airport Australia Bandaranaike Airport Taoyuan Airport Xiamen Airport Muscat Amman Chitose Airport Kansai International Airport Fukuoka Airport Central Japan Airport Melbourne Airport Australia Perth Airport Tribhuvan Airport Penang International Airport Bangalore Airport Chennai Airport Rajiv Gandhi Airport Jinnah International Airport Lahore Airport India Islamabad Airport Imam Khomeini Airport Chiang Mai Airport Gaya Airport Phuket Airport Hong Kong Airport Capital Airport Ngurah Rai Airport Vientiane Airport Manila Airport Mandalay Airport Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport Seattle Tacoma Airport Changsha Airport Narita Airport Don Mueang Airport Khon Kaen Airport Udonthani Airport Ubon Ratchathani Airport Yangon Airport Krabi Airport Koh Samui Airport Singapore Airport Kuala Lumpur Airport Soekarno Hatta Airport Ho Chi Minh Airport Noibai Airport Pu Dong Airport Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Amausi Airport Sanganeer Airport Kota Kinabalu Airport Siem Reap Airport Zhengzhou Airport Chongqing Airport Brunei International Airport Chiang Rai Airport Surat Thani Airport Patenga Airport Frankfurt Airport Domodedovo Airport Hat Yai Airport Kaohsiung Airport Cairo Airport Dubai International Airport Brussels Airport Vienna Airport Malpensa Airport Fiumicino Airport Copenhagen Airport Oslo Gardermoen Airport Zurich Airport Brisbane Airport Charles de Gaulle Airport Stockholm Arlanda Airport