For all travellers departing on THAI flights across the network during the peak December/January holiday travel season, please note the following :

1.  Airports will be busy with additional passenger flows so please allow extra travel time to Airports on departure day.  Check-in opens 3 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure.

2.  For customers travelling with children, please allow plenty of time for check-in, Immigration and Security screening especially when travelling with infants.

3.  We recommend using the online check-in facility available from 24 hours prior to the flight departure time as this will expedite Airport processing.  Please note you will still need to allow adequate time for Luggage check-in, Immigration and Security screening.

4.  Please be aware of the maximum permitted luggage allowance for both hand carried luggage and checked luggage.  Excess luggage will be charged over and above the permitted allowances.  Please visit for details, ask your travel agent or call 1300 651 960.

We wish you a very Happy Christmas and a happy holiday wherever you may travel.

Please note the THAI offices in Australia will be closed on Sat/Sun weekends and on all Public Holidays.  For urgent assistance, please contact your local Airport (please note Airport offices are open only during flight operational periods).

Thai Airways International, Australia


2006 Awards


2006 Awards

1. THAI was ranked one of the best top twelfth airlines in the world under the category of First Class and Business Class from Luxury Travel Magazine, Australia.

2. THAI received 2006 Cabin Staff Service Excellence award from the research of customer satisfaction by Skytrax through

3. THAI received the award for best intercontinental airline in the Norwegian Grand Travel Award 2006. The election is done by a travel trade jury, and a random selection of 300 travel agents all over Norway. In addition, Thailand won the award for the best tourist country in the World.

4. THAI received Swedish Grand Travel Award 2006 in the category of Best Intercontinental Airline. The election is done by a travel trade jury, and a random selection of 600 travel agents all over Sweden. In addition, Thailand won the award for the best tourist country in the World.

5. THAI’s Royal Orchid Holiday Brochure received PATA Gold Awards 2006 from Pacific Asia Travel Association.

6. THAI was awarded the best service airlineand the best airline on asian routesfrom Agenttravel magazine who conducted a survey during 2005 among 800 travel agents in Spain.

7. THAI received WAEA Avion Award 2006 in the category of Best Entertainment for Inseat System from World Airlines Entertainment Association

8. THAI’s Cargo & Mail Commercial Department received National Occupational Safety and Healthy Award 2006 from the Department of Labor Welfare and Protection, Ministry of Labor

9. THAI’s Air Cargo & Mail Commercial Department received Award of Excellence “Air Carrier” 2006 by achieving a superior overall score from the readers of Air Cargo World magazine

10. THAI’s Air Cargo & Mail Commercial Department was presented FAPAA Award 2006 for the Third Best Airline for Cargo Service from the Federation of Asia-Pacific Air Cargo Associations

11. THAI was awarded “Best Trans-Pacific Airline Award 2006” by Global Traveler magazine, as a result of an annual reader survey featured in the magazine from February to August 2006.