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Thai Airways Marks Its Comeback to Perth with Direct Bangkok Flights

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Immanuel Debeer | 09/01/2024

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Right after South African Airlines announced its return to Western Australia, Thai Airways has earmarked the revival of its daily operations between Perth and Bangkok starting from the 31st of March, 2024. The service reinstatement brings a direct, daily route to the Thai city, enhancing connectivity and accessibility for travellers.

Kate Holsgrove, Perth Airport’s Executive for Commercial and Aviation, expressed her enthusiasm about the development: “The return of this service means tourists, students and businesses have the option of a non-stop connection to Bangkok which will deliver a significant 186,368 seats and 14,000 tonnes of cargo capacity to the Perth market annually.”

The re-introduction of Thai Airways’ service is a boon for Western Australia, positioning it as a nexus for commerce and study for Thai nationals. The direct flights are expected to offer Western Australia’s economy and education sector a nice boost and provide a direct route for Aussies looking to visit Thailand.

As Perth Airport continues to amplify its international reach, this move signifies its commitment to fostering global links. “Growing international seat capacity by securing non-stop services to international destinations has and continues to be a priority for Perth Airport,” their release stated.

The renewal of this route is a harbinger of growth for various sectors as per the statement: “The announcement of Thai Airways returning to Perth in the new year is a positive sign that growth opportunities for our tourism, export and international student sectors will continue in 2024.”

Set to operate with the Boeing 787-8, the service will offer 256 seats on each flight, comprising 22 Business Class and 234 Economy Class accommodations.

Flight schedules:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday: TG482 Departure Perth 16:20, Arrival Bangkok 22:20 and TG481 Departure Bangkok 07:20, Arrival Perth 15:05
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: TG484 Departure Perth 09:20, Arrival Bangkok 15:20 and TG483 (Departure Bangkok 00:01, Arrival Perth 07:45

How To Book Thai Airways With Frequent Flyer Points?

Since Thai Airways is part of the Star Alliance, it’s rather easy to book using either Aeroplan miles or KrisFlyer miles. With Aeroplan, you will need just 45,000 miles whereas Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer will cost you 81,500 miles + fees. As of now, it appear award seats have already been loaded and are ready to be booked!

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