Thai Airways resumed all flights to & from Europe last night, less than 24 hours after the airline was forced to cancel services due to the sudden closure of Pakistani airspace.

The airline, which relies on Pakistan’s air zone to fly between Thailand and Europe, cancelled a little over a dozen flights on Wednesday and Thursday, leaving hundreds of travellers stranded.

Although Pakistan’s leaders confirmed airspace would reopen at 1.30pm today (Friday 1 March), Thai Airways’ Flight Lieutenant Pratana Patanasiri said operational safety was of highest importance to the airline, which is why it sought permission to operate through the airspace of the Republic of China instead.

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Thai Airways has confirmed the following flights will operate as per usual:

Thursday, 28 February 2019

  • Flight TG974/ Bangkok-Moscow (flight will be delayed from the normal schedule)
  • Flight TG916/ Bangkok-London
  • Flight TG922/ Bangkok-Frankfurt
  • Flight TG962/ Bangkok-Stockholm

Night-time flights on Friday, 1 March 2019 (passengers are required to check-in on the night of 28 February 2019):

  • Flight TG910/ Bangkok-London
  • Flight TG924/ Bangkok-Munich
  • Flight TG930/ Bangkok-Paris
  • Flight TG934/ Bangkok-Brussels
  • Flight TG944/ Bangkok-Rome
  • Flight TG936/ Bangkok-Vienna
  • Flight TG960/ Bangkok-Stockholm
  • Flight TG970/ Bangkok-Zurich
  • Flight TG950/ Bangkok-Copenhagen
  • Flight TG954/ Bangkok-Oslo

THAI’s TG507 and TG508 between Bangkok and Muscat will operate, however, it will not make a stopover in Karachi.

Passengers affected by recent cancellations have been advised to contact the carrier to change their itineraries.

 

Were you or anyone you know caught up in yesterday’s cancellations?