THAI adjusts flights to Denpasar due to airport closure and volcano ash

 

Bangkok, 06 August 2015 – Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) adjusted flights due to temporary closure of Denpasar airport as a result of volcano ash.

 

Due to the Raung volcano eruption in Indonesia, the Denpasar airport closed (from 1200 – 1800 local time) due to volcanic ash from Mount Raung, causing THAI flight TG431 from Bangkok to Denpasar on 6 August 2015 to return to Bangkok. Flight TG431 is now scheduled to operate as flight TG4319 on 7 August 2015, departing Bangkok at 10:00 hours and arriving Denpasar at 15:20 hours local time.

 

Flight TG432 from Denpasar to Bangkok on 6 August 2015 is now scheduled to operate as flight TG4329 on 7 August 2015, departing Denpasar at 16:20 hours and arriving Bangkok at 19:30 hours local time.

 

For details and reservation visit THAI at www.thaiairways.com or call the THAI Contact Center Tel. +66 (0)2-356-1111.

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