Thai Airways Returns to Perth With New Daily Service

A Thai Airways Boeing 787-8 taxis for takeoff.
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Perth strengthens its international air connectivity with the long-awaited return of Thai Airways’ daily non-stop service to Bangkok.

This news of a service restoration was welcomed by Perth Airport’s Chief Commercial and Aviation Officer, Kate Holsgrove.

The return of this direct route offers a significant annual capacity of 186,368 seats and 14,000 tonnes of cargo.

This re-established route caters to a diverse range of travelers. For leisure seekers, Thailand beckons with its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine.

Thailand remains a perennial favourite for Australians seeking leisure tourism, but also remains an important business travel route.

The convenient daily service allows travelers to maximize their vacation time, spending less time in transit and more time exploring the Land of Smiles.

Business travelers also benefit greatly from the increased connectivity. Bangkok’s position as a major global hub opens doors to seamless connections across Asia and beyond.

This not only streamlines business trips but strengthens trade ties between Western Australia and its eighth-largest trading partner, Thailand.

Deployment of 787-8 Dreamliner

“Securing non-stop services to international destinations continues to be a high priority for Perth Airport,” stated Holsgrove.

This aligns perfectly with Thai Airways’ deployment of a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft for the daily service. The B787-8 is known for its fuel efficiency and passenger comfort.

Passengers can choose between the luxurious comfort of 22 Business Class seats or the ample legroom and amenities offered in the 234 Economy Class seats.

A line-up of Thai Airways aircraft
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Thai Airways Soars High in Recent Recognition

Further solidifying their commitment to exceptional service, Thai Airways recently garnered recognition in five categories of DestinAsian’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards.

These prestigious accolades are a testament to the airline’s dedication to passenger satisfaction across all aspects of the travel experience.

About DestinAsian

DestinAsian, established in 2001, is a respected travel magazine with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Their annual Readers’ Choice Awards, now in its seventeenth year, stands as the longest-running travel industry ranking in the region.

Readers actively participate, nominating their favorite travel experiences across 36 categories, making these awards a true reflection of traveler preferences.

On Course for Continued Growth

Currently operating a fleet of 70 aircraft (50 widebodies and 20 narrowbodies), Thai Airways is committed to expansion.

Their Summer Flight Program 2024 reflects this strategic vision, with increased frequencies on popular routes like Beijing, Shanghai, and Sydney.

This caters to the growing demand for travel to these major business and leisure destinations. Additionally, exciting new destinations like Oslo, Milan, Perth (of course!), and Kochi will be introduced.

This perhaps highlights Thai Airways’ commitment to offering a diverse and engaging network for travelers worldwide.

The airline has continued a solid rebound in the post-pandemic era. In 2023, it saw a 14.4% year-on-year revenue growth. This was mainly due to recovery in aviation and tourism sectors and the significantly rising passenger travel demand. 

The latest strategic expansion further positions Thai Airways for continued success and sustainable growth in the ever-evolving travel landscape.


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