From 30 June 2018, all international departing flights will have restrictions in place limiting inorganic powders to volumes less than 350ml per passenger in the aircraft cabin.

These powders include items such as sand, salt, talcum powder, powdered cleaning detergents and some types of make-up.

Passengers are now only allowed to carry 350ml or 350gm of inorganic powder per person through the security screening point.

Visit the Australian Government's TRAVELSECURE website for more information.

Customers booked to travel with Thai Airways International, either via a travel agent or online via thaiairways.com, are not charged any additional fees to request services such as special meals, wheelchairs or for seat allocation.

In some cases, some travel agents may impose fees for these requests and we recommend customers should check with the booking/ticketing agent for details of any fees charged and ask for clarification as necessary.

Fees may apply for changes or corrections to ticketed bookings or for some specialist services.  Please call us on 1300 651 960 for information.

 

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Developments and Advancements of THAI - AD. 1969 – 1978


1969 - THAI achieved its founding objectives of operating an all-jet service, promoting Thai heritage and tourism to the world and building the most comprehensive routenet of key Asian destinations of any airline.

1970 - When their 10-year contract expired, TAC and SAS signed a cooperation agreement for another 7 years. That year, THAI introduced faster and more economical DC9-41 and DC8-33 aircraft. Royal Orchid Holidays, THAI's innovative travel programme, was created to give travellers individual flexibility yet group cost savings and convenience.

1971 - THAI's first intercontinental route was launched, linking Bangkok to Sydney via Singapore. A new Cargo Terminal was opened at Bangkok International Airport. In its first year, it handled around 2,000 tons of cargo.

1972  - THAI inaugurated its second intercontinental route, this time linking Copenhagen. The first computer-controlled flight simulator for training DC8-33 pilots was housed in the new Flight Crew Training Centre. THAI operated a popular Coffee Shop and deluxe Restaurant at Bangkok International Airport.


1973 - Long haul services to Frankfurt and London were inaugurated developing Bangkok as a major hub and gateway between Europe and Asia. THAI managed the Bangkok International Airport's spacious new Tax Free shop.

1974- Rome was added to the routenet. THAI launched its computerised reservations system. The airline's local and overseas staff now exceeded 3,000 making the airline one of Thailand's largest employers.

1975 - International design company, Walter Landor and Associates developed a stylish new corporate identity for THAI. The Thai dancing figure logo was replaced by a distinctive purple, pink and gold symbol that was embraced worldwide.

1976 - THAI's flights connecting Bangkok to Amsterdam , Paris and Athens, launched the year before, grew quickly in popularity. Passengers flying from Europe stopped over in Bangkok on their way to Australia or to other Asian cities.

1977 - After 17 successful years, the partnership between TAC and SAS ended. SAS shares were sold back to the Thai Airways International was now entirely Thai owned and managed. Backed by a routenet covering 3 continets, experienced staff and full operational support, Thailand's flag carrier was ready to take on the world.

1978 - With the surge in air travel to Thailand and around the world, THAI made the decision to upgrade its fleet with more wide bodied aircraft. The 223-seat Airbus A300-B4s joined the wide -bodied DC-10-30s and improved long haul travel in terms of passenger and cargo capacity as well as passenger comfort.