Thai Airways is taking full advantage of the upswing in international travel, and Australia’s impending summer holiday season, with a move to double-daily flights between Melbourne and Bangkok from December 1.
It’s another reflection of increased demand, both for travellers headed to the colourful Thai capital and further afield, from near-neighbour India to Europe and the UK.
Melbourne Airport says the return to twice-daily flights sees Thai’s timetable “resume to pre-pandemic levels less than 12 months after borders reopened.”
“Thai Airways is one of Melbourne’s longest serving airline partners and was one of the first international airlines to return to Melbourne after our international borders were opened,” the airport said in a statement.
Here are the details on those double-daily Thai Airways flights between Melbourne and Bangkok, both of which will rely on the modern Airbus A350 with flatbed business class seats.
Bangkok to Melbourne
- TG461: departs Bangkok at 8.20am, arrives into Melbourne at 9.20pm
- TG465: departs Bangkok at 12.05am, arrives into Melbourne at 1.05pm
Melbourne to Bangkok
- TG462: departs Melbourne at 12.30am, arrives into Bangkok at 5.40am
- TG466: departs Melbourne at 3.25pm, arrives into Bangkok at 8.35pm
Thai’s business class passengers, Royal Orchard Plus Gold and Platinum members and their Star Alliance Gold equivalents can begin their journey at the lounges of Star Alliance members Air New Zealand or Singapore Airlines, depending on how the opening hours of those lounges align with the departure times of the Thai Airways flights.