Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) operates normal flights to Fukuoka, Japan and waives fees for ticketing changes.


Due to the earthquake at Kyushu Island, Japan, causing destruction and difficulty for THAI passengers traveling to and from Fukuoka, THAI is waiving fees for ticket changes during this period. Fees are waived for passengers holding THAI tickets issued from Thailand before 15 April 2016 for the round trip route Bangkok-Fukuoka-Bangkok, including THAI domestic tickets that are part of the Bangkok-Fukuoka-Bangkok itinerary.


1. Fees are waived for passengers who have already used part of their tickets, but are not able to return on the pre-booked flight. Passengers may change the date of their return flight in the same class of service. However, the return date must be before the expiry date of the ticket.

2. Fees are waived for passengers holding the complete unused ticket itinerary with travel date booked within 30 April 2016. Passengers may change the travel date one (1) time for the same class of travel and follow the same conditions as specified on the tickets.

3. Passengers requiring route change may change to Tokyo, Osaka, or Nagoya with no fees applied. However, passengers must pay the difference in ticket fares and associated taxes.


For additional information or ticket change inquiry, passengers may contact THAI Contact Center at +66(0)2-356-1111 or THAI sales offices in Fukuoka, Japan at +81 (0) 570-064-015



THAI Receives New Air Operator Certificate and Dangerous Goods Certificate



On Monday, 8th May 2017, Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, Acting President of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), received the new Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and Dangerous Goods Certificate from Mr. Chula Sukmanop, Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), at a ceremony presided by Mr. Arkhom Termpittiyapaisith, Minister of Transport, at the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Hotel.


Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Acting President, said that THAI is proud to have contributed in solving any issues raised by the audit of Thai civil aviation units, according to the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP). This followed the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) red flag on Thailand, whereby THAI agreed to receive a new Air Operator Certificate in accordance with ICAO standards. THAI is the first and only airline in Thailand to receive both a new Air Operator Certificate and Dangerous Goods Certificate, which proves that THAI has the potential to carry passengers, agricultural products, fresh food, and other safety controlled items. These certificates help support Thailand’s strategy to be the aviation and logistics hub for the region. THAI expresses its utmost thanks to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) for granting support and sharing skills, which enabled THAI to receive certification within the established time frame. As a result of the cooperation, Thailand’s aviation standards were also successfully elevated.


For 57 years, THAI, as the national carrier of Thailand has remained committed to safe air travel in accordance with international aviation standards. In 2017, THAI began its Safety Beyond Compliance Programme in order to elevate its safety standards, which include work standards, operational manuals, and other materials. The Company’s training programs were also redeveloped according to international standards, in preparation for ICAO audits. Throughout the past two years, evaluation results have been excellent, which reflects THAI’s ability to elevate safety standards to European Union levels that are considered the highest in the aviation industry. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted approval for THAI to continue operating flights into Europe as a Third Country Operator (TCO).


THAI is proud to receive the new air operator certificate and will continue to maintain high safety standards for passenger safety, comfort, and convenience. In addition, the airline is prepared to join the cooperative effort to build strong Thai aviation businesses that continue to receive international acceptance.

10 May 2017