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Thailand is a popular travel destination for those who enjoy idyllic beaches, a lively night life and learning about vibrant culture. If you’re planning a trip to Thailand, you can book cheap international flights with Thai Airways via our online flight search feature. Thai International Airways is a carrier that has been offering international flights to Asian and Pacific destinations since 1960. The airline was originally formed out of a venture entered into by Thai Airways Company and Scandinavian Airlines System. The joint venture made it possible to offer 9 international routes.

When booking an affordable international flight through our online booking system, you get lowest airfares, latest specials and discounts, and all the pre-travel flight information you need, all in one place. Book cheap Thai Airways flights with SA Airlines today!

About Thai Airways

Thai Airways, also denoted TIA, is a multi-award-winning airline that has been in service for well over 70 years. Skytrax awarded the airline the Best Airline in the World Award in 2006 and the Word’s Best First Class Lounge Award in 2009. Again, in 2015, the airline was awarded the Best Economy Class award.

The airline trades simply as “THAI” and is the national flag carrier of Thailand. The main hub of this particular airline is at the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

TIA Online Booking Destinations

Thai International Airways is a member of the Star Alliance which enables the company to serve over 84 different destinations with the aid of its subsidiaries, which include Thai Smile, Nok Air and Thai Flight Training Company.

The destinations served by TIA include various cities within Australia, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Thai Airways Fleet

The Thai Airways fleet (as at May 2017) consists of a mix of Airbus and Boeing Aircraft as follows:

  • Airbus A330-300: 16
  • Airbus A350-900: 3
  • Airbus A380-800: 6
  • Boeing 737-400: 2
  • Boeing 747-400: 10
  • Boeing 777-200: 6
  • Boeing 777-200ER: 6
  • Boeing 777-300: 6
  • Boeing 777-300ER: 14
  • Boeing 787-8: 6

The fleet is currently being upgraded. The average aircraft age on this fleet is 12 years.

Get Rewarded for Flying with Thai Airways

Thai Airways has a frequent flyer loyalty program in place called Royal Orchid Plus. Passengers can earn points or "miles" with each flight booked as well as by shopping at associated retail stores, car hire companies, hotels and other affiliates. Miles earned can be used for flight discounts and for shopping online as well as for extra flying benefits such as excess baggage, access to priority lounges and more. Passengers must register with the Royal Orchid Plus program in order to accumulate miles and have access to rewards.

What You Need to Know When You Book Online with Thai Airways

You can search and find cheap flight bookings with Thai Airways right here with SA Airlines. Simply search your destination and route and select the flight times and dates that suit your travel dates and budget. When flying with Thai Airways, there are a few details that you need to know. These include:

  • Cabin Classes – passengers booking flights on Thai Airways have the option of Economy class, Premium Economy, First Class (Royal First) and Business Class (Royal Silk).
  • Baggage policy – each passenger is allowed to carry on one piece of hand luggage no more than 7kg. Checked-in baggage is limited to 23kg for Economy Class, 32kg for Business Class and 32kg for First Class. Extra baggage can be checked in at an additional cost.
  • Thai Airways Check-in Procedures – passengers flying with Thai Airways must check-in at the airport at least 1 hour prior to departure on domestic flights and 90 minutes prior to departure on international flights. At South African international airports, Thai Airways check-in counters open 3 hours prior to departure.
  • Online check-in – passengers can also check in online. The online check-in system allows passengers to select their own seat, assign frequent flyer points to their booking and advise of any special meal requirements. Online check-ins require the passenger ID number, booking reference and last name and the facility is open from 24 hours to 1 hour prior to departure.
  • Travel documentation – local travellers must have their Identity Document present when boarding any flights operated by Thai Airways. Foreign travellers must carry their passports and relevant visas and travel documents.
  • In-Flight Entertainment and Comfort – all long-haul flights include on board entertainment via the THAI Sky Connect system which offers the latest movies, TV series, documentaries, music, radio stations and more. A variety of languages are available. Authentic Thai cuisine and international dishes are served on board at no additional cost. Wi-Fi is available on board as well as device charging points.

Thai Airways in Recent News

Thai Airways Recertified to International Standards

In May 2017, Thai Airways was recertified to International Standards, after a 2015 audit showed that the country had a major safety oversight. The airline (and other airlines in Thailand) will all be audited again, later this year.


Thai Airways Suffers 47% Decline in Net Income


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