Thai Airways flew stranded Italians back home to
Italy, and returned Thai people stranded in Italy back to the Kingdom of
Thailand this week.
In cooperation with the Thai Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, the Italian Embassy in Bangkok, and the Royal Thai
Embassy in Rome, Thai Airways flew 158 stranded Italians from
Bangkok on 25 May 2020.
Flight TG8082 departed at 08:00 and landed at Fiumicino International Airport
in Rome at 14:30.
Thai Airways used the return leg to fly the 37
stranded Thais who had registered with the Royal Thai Embassy in
Rome back to Bangkok.
Flight TG8083 departed Rome at 15:45 on 25 May
2020 and landed in Bangkok at 07:35 on 26 May 2020.
Thai Airways says the flight was operated in
strict accordance with the restriction by the Thai Ministry of
Foreign Affairs to allow only up to 50 people onboard.
In order to reduce the risk of COVID19 transmission
between cabin crew and passengers, physical distancing procedures
were applied at every point of contact: check-in, boarding,
seating and disembarkation.
Inflight meals were served in disposable boxes to
avoid physical contact, and passengers had their temperature taken after
the two meal services. Hand sanitizer gel was
also offered to passengers.
The cabin crew were required to wear
protective suits, medical masks, and gloves while providing
services, and observed passengers for any possible symptoms.