Cheap Thai Airways Flights
Thai Airways International is the flag carrier for Thailand, and is based out of Bangkok. Its main hub is at Bangkok’s new airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport, and its second hub is Don Mueang International Airport which is Bangkok’s older airport. Thai Airways mainly uses Don Mueang International Airport for domestic flights. The airline considers Chiang Mai International Airport and Phuket International Airport to be focus cities.
Thai Airways flies to more than 70 destinations in Africa (South Africa), Europe (Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom), North America (New York, Los Angeles), Australia, New Zealand and throughout Asia. The airline flies some of the longest non-stop commercial flights in the world, with service from Bangkok to both New York and Los Angeles. Singapore Airlines is the other airline to offer similarly long flights.
Most tourists to the country fly from Europe, so the airline has only a limited presence in North America. In North America, Thai Airways flights are marketed by Lufthansa. The two flights between Bangkok and the United States are relatively new. The Bangkok-New York service began in 2005, and the route flies over the North Pole. It takes roughly 17 hours. The Bangkok-Los Angeles service began later in 2005, and the flight is only slightly shorter at roughly 16.5 hours. Thai Airways began looking into the creation of a luxury alternative to budget carriers, called Thai Orchid, in 2006.
Thai Airways is not only part of the Star Alliance airline alliance, it’s also a founding member. The airline also has code sharing agreements with several airlines, including Swiss International Airlines, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, El Al, Japan Airlines, Gulf Air, EgyptAir and Royal Jordanian.