Thai Airways will resume daily flights between Perth and Bangkok from March 31, with a modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner carrying travellers on the seven hour journey.
This will be the only direct flight on the Bangkok-Perth route, with all other airlines – such as Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Malindo Air, Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia – requiring a stopover at their respective hubs.
The Dreamliner is fitted with 22 flatbed seats in Thai’s Royal Silk business class, although these are laid out in a dated 2-2-2 configuration rather than a 1-2-1 plan which provides the greatest degree of privacy along with direct aisle access for every passenger; behind the business class cabin are 234 economy seats.
- Thai Airways flight TG481 departs Bangkok at 7.20am to reach Perth at 3.05pm
- Thai Airways flight TG482 is wheels-up from Perth at 4.20pm, arriving into Bangkok at 10.20pm
Prior to the departure of Thai’s Perth-Bangkok flight, business class passengers plus those holding Star Alliance Gold status (including Thai Royal Orchid Plus Gold) will have access to the Air New Zealand or Singapore Airlines lounges, depending on the flight schedule.
The WA capital is certainly enjoying a post-pandemic trabel rebound, with South African Airways restarting flights to Johannesburg from April 28 and Qantas launching Sydney-Perth-Paris flights in July 2024.
Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines has taken over the former Qantas lounge at Perth Airport’s T1 international terminal to open an all-new SilverKris Lounge promising more space, improved dining and generally upscale facilities for loungeworthy passengers on SQ and its sibling Star Alliance airlines.
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