THAI Operates Special Flights to Assist Flood Victims

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Wednesday October 19, 2011 16:13
Bangkok--19 Oct--Thai Airways

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited is operating special flights on the roundtrip route Bangkok-Phitsanulok to assist government officials and people who need to travel to the lower northern and upper central regions that are no longer accessible by vehicles through local roads. THAI’s special flight to and from Phitsanulok will also help transport donated food and medical supplies from the Government’s Flood Relief Operation Centre (FROC) to flood victims.

Mr. Pandit Chanapai, THAI Executive Vice President, Commercial Department, said that several provinces in the lower northern and upper central regions are severely flooded and some areas are not accessible by vehicles due to strong tides. THAI as the national carrier is concerned for flood victims as well as those who need to travel to those areas and has organized special flights to and from Bangkok-Phitsanulok during 17-23 October 2011. Flights will operate using Boeing 737-400 aircraft with 149 seats, at 1,250 baht per trip (one-way fare), operating 2 flights per day:

  • The first flight will operate on 17 October 2011: flight TG8740 departs from Bangkok at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 16.00 hours and arrives in Phitsanulok at 16.50 hours and flight TG8741 departs from Phitsanulok at 17.50 hours and arrives at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 18.40 hours on the same day.
  • On 18-23 October 2011: flight TG8706 departs from Bangkok at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 11.20 hours and arrives in Phitsanulok at 12.10 hours and flight TG8707 departs from Phitsanulok at 12.50 hours and arrives at Suvarnabhumi at 13.40 hours on the same day.

THAI is operating to and from Bangkok-Phitsanulok during this period as Phitsanulok is located in the lower northern region that may be accessed by people from all regions who can travel by other forms of transportation to other provinces in the lower northern and upper central regions.

THAI is also providing free cargo shipments for food donated to the Government’s Flood Relief Operations Centre (FROC), as well as blood donations and medical supplies made through the Thai Red Cross Society, that will be transported to Phitsanulok and sent to Nakhonsawan. Nakhonsawan has also been affected by flooding and is in need of immediate assistance.

For more information, call the THAI Contact Center at Tel. 02-356-1111 or www.thaiairways.com.

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