Travel routes scaled down due to Covid-19

Thai Airways is limiting international flights from now until the 27th March 2021. Not only that, it’s a pity that Bangkok Airways and Lomphrayah Catamaran are suspending their usual operations.

However, the airline’s sister carrier, Thai Smile will still be operating normally. Flights can be booked directly through travel agents, with THAI or via Thai Smile.

Thai Airways has been complying with sanitation measures to curb the spread of the virus. This includes limiting in-flight entertainment on certain flights. Additionally, in a state of constant flight changes, repatriation flight schedules could be affected and need to be double-checked.

List of suspended flights & routes

  1. Flights around Asia 
  • Hong Kong: Flights TG638/TG639 (1 return flight per day)
  • Manila: Flights TG624/TG625 (1 return flight per week)
  • Osaka: Flights – TG622/TG623 (1 return flight per week)
  • Seoul: Flights – TG656/TG657 (1 return flight per week
  • Taipei: Flights – TG632/TG633 (1 return flight per week)
  • Tokyo (Narita): Flights – TG642/TG643 (3 return flights per week)
  1. Flights to and from Europe
  •  Copenhagen: Flights TG950/TG951 (1 return flight per week)
  •   Frankfurt: Flights TG922/TG923 (1 return flight per week)
  •   London: Flights TG910/TG911 (1 return flight per week)     
  1. Land Down Under
  •    Sydney: Flights TG475/TG476  (1 return flight per week)     

Bangkok Airways more restrictions

Flight and route changes Translation: Notice of temporary closure of passenger lounges
Image credit: Bangkok Airways

Bangkok Airways has announced their temporary flight reductions to some destinations and temporary closure of all passenger and F&B lounges. They’ve also delayed their plans to launch their new routes.

List of flight reductions & temporary closure of lounge services below:

  1. New scheduled dates for 3 new stops (Round Trips)
  • Bangkok – Hat Yai launches on 1st April 2021
  • Bangkok _ Khon Kaen launches  on 1st May 2021
  • Bangkok – Mae Sot launches on 1st June 2021
  1. Suspended routes from 8-31 Jan 2021 (Round Trips)
  • Bangkok – Sukhothai
  • Bangkok – Trat
  • Phuket – U-Tapao
  1. Flights reductions as scheduled (Round Trips)
  • Bangkok – Samui  from 8th January – 28th February 2021
  • Bangkok – Lampang  from 8th January – 28th February 2021
  • Bangkok – Chiang Mai from 8th January – 28th February 2021
  • Bangkok – Krabi  from 8th January – 28th February 2021
  • Bangkok – Phuket from 8th January – 28th February 2021
  • Bangkok – Sukhothai from 1st – 28th February 2021
  • Bangkok Trat from 1st – 28th February 2021 RE

Lomprayah Catamaran also suspends their routes

For beach bums, it’s a true bummer that Thailand’s high-speed catamaran services, Lomprayah, has also announced suspended routes. 

Their safety measures are re-adjusted to scale down the spread of Covid-19. In the following images below are notices of Lomprayah Catamaran’s route changes:

Flights and routes changes

Route suspension to Surat Thani notice by Lomprayah Catamaran
Image credit: Lomprayah Catamaran

It’s a complete letdown for beach day trippers from Bangkok to have more sunny days from Hua Hin and hit more beaches down in Koh Tao.

Flights and routes changes

Route suspension notice for Koh Samui services
Image credit: Lomprayah Catamaran

The catamaran company also suspended its usual Koh Samui service from Bangrak Pier until further notice. 

Chill by a screened beach on the TV with a glass of wine

It’s truly a shame that many have planned to do things and travel. You can’t even get an Australian working holiday visa either, because of the pandemic. 

Let’s just hope and do Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō’s at home to curb the virus.

Featured images adapted from: Thai Airways

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