Bringing Thailand’s Charm to the Skies

Thai Airways delivers hospitality from the heart while celebrating the rich culture of its home country.

A Thai Airways jet over the Alps.

A Thai Airways jet over the Alps.

Whether you’re flying in or out of Thailand, one airline ensures that travelers are immersed in the magic of the Southeast Asian kingdom at 30,000 feet. From smiling flight attendants in colorful silk uniforms offering a warm welcome, to mood music and authentic local flavors at mealtime, the Thai Airways experience encapsulates a distinctive Thai outlook through all six senses: sight, smell, sound, taste, touch, and feeling from the heart.

From its hub at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thai Airways serves 47 international destinations around the world, including seven in Europe. The Star Alliance member delivers enjoyable long-haul journeys at affordable prices. For even more comfort, the free-to-join Royal Orchid Plus loyalty program promises a range of benefits: gold and platinum members are eligible for lounge access and the option to pre-select their meals. Complementing the mouth-watering Thai food served on board, premium passengers will get to sip on high-quality wines sourced from Italian, French, and New World producers, all selected by international sommeliers through blind tastings.

Part of the airline’s ongoing efforts to support local businesses is a partnership with the Doi Tung development project to bring its sustainably sourced coffee to the world. Flyers will savor the aroma of the Black Silk Blend created exclusively for Thai Airways, using top-quality beans grown at 1,200 meters above sea level in the countryside of Chiang Rai. This special blend is served in Royal First and Royal Silk classes aboard flights departing Thailand for Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Europe. And with the carrier’s Barista On-Board service, trained cabin crew will be on hand to offer travelers an impressive variety of local and international coffees.

Coffee service in Royal Silk class, Thai Airways’ business class.

Coffee service in Royal Silk class, Thai Airways’ business class.

The bespoke Black Silk coffee blend is made in partnership with the Doi Tung development project.

The bespoke Black Silk coffee blend is made in partnership with the Doi Tung development project.

Royal First customers tucking into an in-flight meal.

Royal First customers tucking into an in-flight meal.

Thai Airways also endeavors to make journeys “smoother than silk” in other ways. Depending on the fare type, the checked baggage allowance in international economy is between 20 and 35 kilograms; this goes up to 40 kilograms for premium economy and Royal Silk class, while travelers booked into Royal First are eligible for a maximum weight of 50 kilograms. In addition, customers with special dietary requirements on international routes can select a suitable meal up to 24 hours before leaving Bangkok, and up to 48 hours ahead of the scheduled departure time for flights arriving into the Thai capital.

Thai Airways’ in-flight magazine, Sawasdee, has recently evolved into a digital source of travel inspiration. The curated lineup of stories delves into topics like regional gastronomy, avant-garde cocktail bars in Bangkok, places to stay and heritage sites to visit, and up-and-coming local designers. Thai Airways has also rolled out an e-library of digitized newspapers and more than 40 magazines in its airport lounges, with an array of titles offered in languages such as English, Chinese, French, and German.

Passengers who wish for the same standard of service on the ground can look to the airline’s tour company arm, Royal Orchid Holidays. Serving customers since 1969 — eight years after Thai Airways came onto the scene — it designs customized itineraries for leisure and business travelers bound for any destination within Thai Airways’ global route network.

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Comfortable lie-flat beds are a feature of Royal First class.

Comfortable lie-flat beds are a feature of Royal First class.

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