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Thai Airways increase fuel surcharges

10-May-2006

Bangkok (THAI AIRWAYS) - Thai Airways International Public Company Limited announced that the airline will increase its fuel surcharge, implemented on actual distance flown.   The adjustment in fuel surcharge will include an increase and decrease on domestic and international flights, effective 1 June 2006 onwards. 


Mr. Somchainuk Engtrakul, THAI’s Member of the Board of Directors, said that the adjustment in fuel surcharge was the result of increased fuel cost over the past month that effected commercial air carriers worldwide, which is in line with fuel surcharge adjustments made in the airline industry overall.

Mr. Vasing Kittikul, THAI’s Executive Vice President for Commercial, said that the company has implemented an increase in fuel surcharge following the continually increasing cost of fuel in the world market, with the fuel surcharge for domestic and international flights based on actual distance flown.   In order to decrease expenses incurred by passengers, the company will collect an increase in fuel surcharge from all passengers who fly THAI flights and issue air tickets from THAI’s sales offices and travel agents representing THAI in Thailand and overseas, with effect as of 1 June 2006 onwards.  Rates are as follows:

Domestic Flights

  • All domestic flights within Thailand at 400 baht or USD 10 (one-sector flights) and 800 baht (round-trip flights) per flight coupon, from previously 300 baht or USD 7.5 (one-sector flights) and 600 baht (round-trip flights).
International Flights
  • BangkokEurope/Australia/ New Zealand v.v. (destinations being London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Rome, Milan, Athens, Moscow, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Zurich, Madrid, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Auckland) at approximately 2,600 baht or USD 65 per flight coupon, from previously 2,000 baht or USD 50 per flight coupon.
  • Bangkok – Transpacific routes v.v. (destinations being Los Angeles and New York) at approximately 2,600 baht or USD 65 per flight coupon, from previously 2,000 baht or USD 50 per flight coupon.
  • Bangkok – Middle East v.v.  (destinations being Muscat, Dubai, and Kuwait) at approximately 1,200 baht or USD 30 per flight coupon, from previously 1,000 baht or USD 25 per flight coupon.   Exception is made on flights to and from Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad that remains 1,000 baht or USD 25 per flight coupon.
  • Bangkok – Korea v.v. (destinations being Seoul and Busan) at approximately 1,400 baht or USD 35 per flight coupon, from previously 1,000 baht or USD 25 per flight coupon.  Exception is made on the routes Seoul – Taipei/ Hong Kong – Seoul/ Busan – Bangkok v.v. sold in Korea that remains unchanged.
  • Bangkok – Taipei v.v. at approximately 1,200 baht or USD 30 per flight coupon, from previously 1,000 baht or USD 25 per flight coupon.  Exception is made on the routes Taipei – Hong Kong, Taipei – Bangkok, Taipei – Phuket, and Taipei – Incheon v.v. sold in Taiwan that remains unchanged.
  • Bangkok – Japan v.v. (destinations being Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka) at approximately 1,400 baht or USD 35 per flight coupon, from previously 1,000 baht or USD 25 per flight coupon, also implemented on the route Osaka – Manila v.v.  Exception is made on the route Manila – Osaka v.v. sold in the Philippines that remains at USD 25 per flight coupon.  (Effective 15 April 2006)
  • Bangkok – China v.v. (destinations being Beijing and Shanghai) at approximately 1,200 baht or USD 30 per flight coupon, from previously 1,000 baht or USD 25 per flight coupon. (Effective 15 April 2006)

Regional Flights (decreased fuel surcharge):

  • Bangkok – Laos v.v. (Vientiane) and Bangkok – Kampuchea v.v. (Phnom Penh) at approximately 400 baht or USD 10 per flight coupon, from previously 1,000 baht or USD 25 per flight coupon.
  • Bangkok – Singapore v.v. at approximately 600 baht or USD 15 per flight coupon, from previously 1,000 baht or USD 25 per flight coupon.
  • Bangkok – Malaysia v.v. (destinations being Kuala Lumpur and Penang) at approximately 560 baht or USD 14 per flight coupon, from previously 1,000 baht or USD 25 per flight coupon.

The company will collect a fuel surcharge of 1,000 baht or USD 25 per flight coupon for flight sectors that are not mentioned above.

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