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Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Thai Airways Adjusts Flight Schedules, Uses Larger Aircraft on HK Route

Thai Airways adjusted its flight schedule and used larger aircraft to accommodate passengers, as well as Thai nationals originally booked on other airlines, who were stranded at Hong Kong International Airport due to the protests earlier this week.

On Tuesday, 13 August 2019, Thai Airways transported both Thai Airways' passengers and Thai nationals who were originally booked on other other airlines as follows:

Five flights from Bangkok to Hong Kong:

Flight TG600/628/638/606/602 on 13 August 2019.
A total of 1,716 passengers departed from Bangkok.

Thai Airways adjusted its flight schedule and used larger aircraft to accommodate passengers, as well as Thai nationals originally booked on other airlines, who were stranded at Hong Kong International Airport due to the protests earlier this week. Click to enlarge.

Four flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok:
Flight TG601/629/639/607 (One flight TG603 was cancelled).
A total of 921 passengers were transported.

As protesters closed off the check-in and immigration entrance area, approximately 150 Thai Airways passengers were stranded and around 60 passengers originally booked on other airlines (approximately 90% were Thai nationals).

For Wednesdays flights, Thai Airways operated larger aircraft and adjusted some flight schedules to accommodate stranded passengers, as follows:

Operate larger aircraft:
Flight TG638 from Bangkok to Hong Kong
Flight TG639 from Hong Kong to Bangkok

Adjusted flight schedule:
Flight TG602 from Bangkok to Hong Kong on 14 August 2019 departed early this morning (on 15 August 2019) arriving at 06.40 hours (local time).

Thai Airways has issued a waiver on fees for passengers traveling from Bangkok-Hong Kong whose tickets were issued prior to 5 August 2019 for travel during the period 5-26 August 2019.

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