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THAI Adjusts Winter programme 2005

21-Oct-2005

BANGKOK (Thai Airways) - Thai Airways International Public Company Limited announced adjustments made to its Winter Program, reflecting a change in demand for traffic in key markets.

Mr. Somchainuk Engtrakul, THAI's Board Member Acting as President, said "In response to increased demand in traffic between Thailand and Europe as well as the Middle East, THAI will introduce two new destinations to its winter flight schedule - Moscow and Islamabad. Alterations made to THAI's Winter Program reflect increased traffic to key markets, with more passengers arriving in Thailand to experience Thai culture, beaches, and hospitality.  Furthermore, THAI will increase flights to key destinations in Europe, North America, and Australia, including introduction of new non-stop service on the route Bangkok to Los Angeles."

In a move to meet the increased demand for travel to routes in Europe and the Middle East, THAI will begin operating three flights per week on the route Bangkok - Moscow (Domodedovo) v.v., utilizing MD-11 aircraft, as of November 1 onward.  THAI will operate two flights per week on the route Bangkok - Islamabad v.v., utilizing Airbus A300-600 aircraft, as of November 2.

Adjustment to THAI's Winter Program includes alterations to its North American routes.  Non-stop flights on the recently launched route Bangkok - New York v.v. will operate 6 flights per week until December 1, after which service will reduce to 4 flights per week while retaining Airbus A340-500 aircraft.  THAI will begin operating direct flights on the route Bangkok - Los Angeles v.v., operating 3 flights per week and utilizing Airbus A340-500 aircraft, as of December 1 onward.  Direct flights routed Bangkok - Los Angeles v.v. replace service on the route Bangkok - Osaka (Kansai) - Los Angeles v.v. that will be suspended as of December 1, previously utilizing Boeing 747-400 aircraft.

THAI announced that the company will increase flight frequencies by 3 additional flights on its European routes.  As of October 30 onward, THAI will increase its total flights operated on the route Bangkok - Frankfurt v.v. from 13 to 14 flights per week, increase flights routed Bangkok - Copenhagen v.v. from 6 to 7 flights per week, and increase flights routed Bangkok - Stockholm v.v. from 5 to 6 flights per week.

On its Australasian routes, THAI announced that the company will introduce daily flights to Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia, both destinations utilizing Airbus A340-600 aircraft, effective December 1.  THAI will operate direct flights on the route Bangkok - Auckland v.v., which will increase from 3 to 7 flights per week as of December 1 onward.   THAI will operate direct flights on the route Bangkok - Sydney v.v., which will increase from 3 to 7 flights per week as of December 1 onward. Furthermore, service on the route Bangkok - Sydney - Auckland v.v. will be suspended as of December 1.

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