Thai Airways flew more stranded Thai people home
last week with special repatriation flights taking place from
Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand.
Thailand's national carrier worked with the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Australian
Embassy Bangkok, and the Royal Thai Embassies in Canberra and
Jakarta to operate a Bangkok-Perth-Jakarta-Bangkok chartered
flight on 17-18 June 2020.
A total of 259 Thais
traveled on 18 June. The chartered flight, TG434, departed Perth at
07:18 to arrive in Jakarta at 10:24. The plane then
departed Jakarta at 12:41 and arrived in
Bangkok at 15:56.
The special repatriation flight was the fifth that
Thai Airways has operated from Australia.
In addition, Thai Airways
cooperated with Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the New Zealand
Embassy Bangkok, and the Royal Thai Embassy in Wellington to
operate a Bangkok-Sydney-Auckland-Bangkok chartered flight on
16-17 June 2020 to fly stranded New Zealanders in Thailand and
stranded Thais in New Zealand back home.
The flight, TG 492, departed Auckland at 14:00 on
17 June and arrived in Bangkok at 20:42. on 17 June 2020. The
flight, Thai Airways' second repatriation service from New
Zealand, brought 177 stranded Thais in New Zealand back home.
In addition to flying stranded people back home,
Thai Airways used the flights to carry cargo from and to Bangkok.