Thai Airways is Thailand’s largest airline and the flag carrier of the country. Based in Bangkok, the Star Alliance airline reaches 71 destinations spanning 35 countries.
Thai Airways commenced its maiden voyage in 1960, with the airline then flying from Bangkok to nine Asian destinations. Today the leading airline reaches worldwide, flying to 61 international destinations and 11 domestic destinations.
Thai Airways has also grown to a fleet of 96, making it Thailand’s largest airline. The airline is based at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, and also has a focus on Thailand’s popular travel destinations in Chiang Mai and Phuket. From Australia, Thai Airways operates direct flights from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney to Bangkok, which can then continue on to Chiang Mai and Phuket.
When flying with Thai Airways, you can choose from Economy, Royal Silk Business or Royal First Class as well as opt to join the Royal Orchid Plus rewards program, where members can earn points with the airline and their affiliated partners. Points accumulated with the program can be redeemed on flights, upgrades, lounge access and other benefits.
When flying with Thai Airways, you can check-in online from 24 hours up until 2 hours prior to the flight’s departure. For airport check-in, counters close 40 minutes prior to the flight.
Royal Silk Business
When flying long haul with Thai Airways, Royal Silk Business cabins will be equipped with either lie-flat shell seats or electronic recline seats with in-seat power, telephones and a pitch of 60 to 62 inches. Seats will vary depending on the aircraft. Further comfort is provided with blankets, pillows and travel kits containing toiletries, socks, masks, toothbrush sets and cosmetics, all of which are available on flights over four hours.
Dining in Royal Silk Business economy is a delicious multi-course affair, with restaurant styled courses served alongside a choice of main. When it’s time to quench your thirst, take advantage of the complimentary full-bar serve available onboard.
On your next Thai Airways flight, be entertainment by the myriad of movie, TV, music and gaming options available via the airline’s audio visual on demand entertainment system, all available to view on your 15 inch touch screen. Please note entertainment may vary depending on the aircraft.
Thai Airways allows Royal Silk Business passengers to bring 1 piece of 7kg hand luggage, 2 pieces of 32kg (each) checked baggage for flights to North America and 1 piece of 30 kg checked baggage for flights to all other destinations.
Royal Silk Class
Experience comfort in the sky on a long haul flight in Royal Silk Class. On long haul flights on A380 aircraft and refurbished 747s and 777-300ERs, Royal Silk passengers can enjoy private suites containing shell seats that convert to 180 degree lie-flat beds. Blankets, linen, pillows, crystal, porcelain, sleepwear and exclusive amenity kits are provided on flights longer than four hours, while masks, slippers, pyjamas and a special turn down service with duvet and plush pillows are available on flights that are six hours or longer.
With a glass of Bollinger, Dom Perignon or vintage Champagne handed to you upon arrival, flying in Royal Silk is a luxury experience from the moment you step onboard the plane. This welcome drink is offered on flights departing Bangkok, with plenty of other luxurious and delicious extras also available. Pre-order your in-flight meals from the airline’s gourmet menu and enjoy them at flexible times determined by you or take advantage of the a la carte dining service with 4 gourmet-style meals. Thai Airways also offers a premium bar service including French wines, Cognac and a full range of liqueurs and ports.
Be entertained on your next Thai Airways flight by the myriad of movie, TV, music and games options available via the airline’s touch-control audio visual on demand entertainment system, all available to view on your 10.4 inch touch screen. Please note entertainment may vary depending on the aircraft.
Thai Airways allows Royal Silk Class passengers to bring 1 piece of 7kg hand luggage, 2 pieces of 32kg (each) checked baggage for flights to North America and 1 piece of 40 kg checked baggage for flights to all other destinations. Royal Orchid Plus and Star Alliance gold members are privy to additional luggage based on membership type.
Club Lounges & Alliances
Thai Airways has a total of eight lounges at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok and 15 lounges located internationally and domestically. The airline has four types of lounges that vary in facilities, service and access; Royal First, Royal Silk, Royal Orchid and Royal Orchid Spa. Naturally, Royal First passengers have access to the corresponding lounge, where they can enjoy slumber rooms and à la carte dining. The Royal Orchid Spa is only available to Royal Orchid Plus Gold and Star Alliance Gold card holders.
Thai Airways is one of 28 members of the Star Alliance, the world’s first and largest global airline alliance.