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Thai Airways

Thai Airways

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About Thai Airways

IATA code


ICAO code


Thai Airways International headquarters


Main operational airport

Bangkok Airport (BKK)

Number of destinations covered by Thai Airways


Most popular destinations


Most popular routes


Year of establishment


Parent company

Thailand Ministry of Finance

Popular fleet

Airbus A350-900, B77WBoeing 777-300ER

Thai Airways official website

Thai Airways contact number

(66-2) 356-1111

To be the “National Premium Airline with Touches of THAI and Effective Management for Sustainable Profitability” is the Goal of Thai Airways. Thai Airways International offers domestic and international air transport and cargo services. The carrier supports several subsidiaries, including Thai Smile Airway and Nok Air. Thai Airways International is concerned with maintaining the highest safety standards, convenience, and quality. 

Moreover, Thai Airways customer loyalty program, Royal Orchid Plus, rewards members with miles when flying with either Thai Airways or any of the Star Alliance partners. Miles can then be redeemed for awards such as upgrades and hotel stays. 

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Thai Airways Historical Highlights:




Thai Airways International was founded as a joint venture between Thai Airways Company (TAC) and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).

April 1, 1977

Thai Airways became fully owned by the Government as it bought the remaining 15% holding. 


Flights from Bangkok to 9 overseas destinations within the Asian region were inaugurated. 

1971, 1972, and 1980 respectively

Intercontinental services were launched to Australia, Europe, and North America, respectively.  

April 1, 1988

Thai Airways merged with Thai Airways Company (TAC)

June 25, 1991

Thailand Cabinet approved a resolution so Thai Airways could list shares on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).

September, 2010

Thai Airways announced making a Public Offering of a maximum of 1,000 million newly issued shares with scheduled subscriptions at nationwide branches of Bangkok Bank (except Micro branches) and Krung Thai Bank.

Thai Airways Fleet 

Thai Airways operates a modern wide-body fleet with the latest technology, as follows:

Aircraft Model 

Number of Aircraft 

Airbus A350-900


B77WBoeing 777-300ER


B777Boeing 777-200ER


B787-9Boeing 787-9


B787Boeing 787-8


A320Airbus A320-200: 320/32S


Thai Airways Recognitions and Awards




Thai Airways Technical Department was awarded ISO 9002 certificate by the Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI).


Thai Airways was awarded the most outstanding airline under the category of cargo and airfreight by “The Airfreight Forwarders Association”.


Thai Airways was awarded a plaque from the World Health Organization (WHO) for excellent in-cabin management of hygienic systems in Geneva, Switzerland.


Thai Airways was awarded “TTG Travel Award” (Travel Trade Gazette) under the category of "Best Airline - Business Class".


Thai Airways was awarded the Swedish Grand Travel Award for "Best Intercontinental Airline".


Pacific Asia Travel Association awarded Royal Orchid Holiday Brochure the "PATA Gold Awards".


Thai Airways was awarded Skytrax “Best Airport Services and Best Airline Lounge”.


Thai Airways was awarded 3 Smart Travel Asia Best in Travel Poll Awards:

  • Ranked Third Best Airline Worldwide for Cabin Service.
  • A Top 10 Airline overall.
  • A Top 10 Airline for Business Class.


Thai Airways was awarded TTG Travel Awards for “Best South-East Asian Airline” and “Best Airline Business Class” at the Annual TTG Travel Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner.


Thai Airways was awarded “Best Safety Establishment” at the national level.


Thai Airways was awarded "Best Intercontinental Airline" for the 9th consecutive year in the Norwegian Grand Travel Award. 

Awards & Recognitions

Thai Airways Codeshare Partners

Since a codeshare agreement is one way to expand services to more destinations, Thai Airways has partnered with the following airlines:

All Nippon 


Brussels Airline

Asiana Airlines

Eva Air


(Partners Source)

Thai Airways Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage Policy by Weight Concept

International routes within TC3 (Asia, Australia, New Zealand) and between T3 and TC2 (Europe, Africa, Middle East).


Maximum Combined Weight of All Pieces

Royal First Class

50 kg (110 pounds)

Royal Silk Class

40 kg (88 pounds)

Premium Economy Class

40 kg (88 pounds)

Economy Class

20 - 35 kg (44-77 pounds)*

Infant not occupying a seat

10 kg (22 pounds)

ROP Silver Member

(Flight operated by TG)

+10 kg (22 pounds)

ROP & Star Alliance Gold Members

(Flight operated by TG)

+20 kg (44 pounds)

Royal Orchid Platinum Member

(Flight operated by TG)

+30 kg (66 pounds)

*Saver Class 20 kg, Flexi Class 30 kg, Full Flexi Class 35 kg.

Carry-on Baggage

Star Alliance Gold Status 

Business or First Class

 (Trip with at least 2 Star Alliance carriers)

Other Customers

2 pieces of carry-on baggage

1 piece

  • Maximum length is 56 cm (22 inches), width 45 cm (18 inches), thickness 25 cm (10 inches).
  • Dimensions include wheels, handles, and side pockets. 
  • A total weight of 7kg (15 lb). 
  • Passengers are required to place the carry-on baggage under the front seat/ in the overhead compartment.

For more information about Thai Airways baggage policy, check the official website

Thai Airways Check-in Information

  • iCheck-in is not available for upgraded travel using Royal Orchid Plus miles.
  • Thai Airways reserves the right to deny boarding due to incomplete travel documents.
  • Check Thai Airways official website to learn more about Counter Check-in, Mobile Check-in, Kiosk Check-in, and Internet Check-in. 

*Note that Thai Airways Royal Silk Class and Royal First Class are being referred to as Business class and First Class, respectively.

FAQs for Thai Airways

  • Does Thai Airways allow web check-in?

    Yes, Thai Airways allows web check-in.

  • Does Thai Airways provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Thai Airways offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • Can I cancel my flight on Thai Airways?

    Almosafer would help you with cancellations. Make sure to check our cancellation policy before making any changes. Furthermore, Cancellation information can be found via your booking details.

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  • Does Thai Airways offer priority boarding?

    Thai Airways provide priority boarding to business and first-class passengers, passengers with frequent flyer status or loyalty program members, and passengers with disabilities or special needs.

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