Top 50 largest airlines in the world (P.49) Thai Airways: A founding member of Star Alliance

04-11-2021

(WorldKings.org) The airline and its subsidiaries fly to over 101 destinations in 37 countries, using a fleet of 36 aircraft, that consist of wide-body aircraft from both Boeing and Airbus, while the subsidiary Thai Smile operates narrow body aircraft.

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, trading as THAI, is the flag carrier airline of Thailand. THAI is a founding member of the Star Alliance. The airline is the second-largest shareholder of the low-cost carrier Nok Air with a 15.94 per cent stake (2020).

Formed in 1961, the airline has its corporate headquarters in Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Chatuchak District, Bangkok, and primarily operates from Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Thai operate from its main hub at Suvarnabhumi Airport and secondary hub at Phuket International Airport, the airline and its subsidiaries fly to over 101 destinations in 37 countries, using a fleet of 36 aircraft, that consist of wide-body aircraft from both Boeing and Airbus, while the subsidiary Thai Smile operates narrow body aircraft.

As of 2013, services between Bangkok and Los Angeles were served via Incheon International Airport near Seoul. However, it ended its service to the US on 25 October 2015. Thai's route network is dominated by flights to Europe, East Asia, and South/Southwest Asia, though the airline serves five cities in Oceania.

Thai was the first Asia-Pacific airline to serve Heathrow Airport. Among Asia-Pacific carriers, the company has one of the largest passenger operations in Europe. As of 2020, the longest route Thai operates is the Suvarnabhumi Airport (VTBS) to Auckland Airport (NZAA) (5,947 mi). As of the end of 2019, 1,438 of its 22,054 employees were pilots.

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