Thai Airways adds second daily Sydney-Bangkok flight

The new A350 service is well-timed for connections across Europe and Japan.

By Chris Ashton, January 16 2024
Thai Airways adds second daily Sydney-Bangkok flight

Thai Airways is doubling down between Sydney and Bangkok, adding a second daily flight which it delivers an excellent connection to its destinations in Europe – including London, Paris, Copenhagen and Zurich – and Japan.

And as a bonus, this new flight features a modern Airbus A350, which offers a quieter and more relaxing travel experience than the Star Alliance member’s noisy Boeing 777s.

As of April 1, Thai Airway’s new twice-daily Sydney-Bangkok schedule is as follows:

  • TG476 (Boeing 777) departs Sydney at 11am to arrive into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 4:20pm
  • TG472 (Airbus A350) bids farewell to Sydney at 3:20pm, landing at Bangkok around 9:20pm

On the return out of Bangkok:

  • TG475 (Boeing 777) takes wing from Suvarnabhumi at 8:30am to touch down in Sydney at 9:30pm
  • TG471 (Airbus A350) jets off at 10:20pm, arriving in Sydney at 11:20am the following day

Thai Airways’ A350 features 32 Royal Silk business class seats, each with a full-flat bed and direct aisle access thanks to a 1-2-1 configuration.

A generous 40kg baggage allowance in business class means there’s ample room for souvenirs on the return too.

The cabin is draped in purple fabric and timber accents.
The cabin is draped in purple fabric and timber accents.

(Although Thai Airways recently took delivery of an Airbus A350 featuring a 2-2-2 layout, the airline’s website shows the less cramped 1-2-1 layout will be making its way to Sydney).

The Star Alliance member’s east coast boost lands a single day after its much-hyped return to Perth, with that seven-hour jaunt handled by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner come March 31.

In Sydney, Thai Airways directs business class passengers and its Royal Orchid Plus Platinum and Gold frequent flyers – and their Star Alliance Gold equivalents – to the Air New Zealand Lounge.

However, travellers booked onto the 11am TG476 flight can also visit the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business Lounge, which is handily located next door to the AirNZ lounge.

Also read: Which is the best Star Alliance lounge at Sydney Airport?

Don’t forget that there’s now a fast track to Star Alliance Gold status which is not only your ticket to lounge access but VIP security airport channels, priority boarding and more.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

19 Aug 2011

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Useful connections to VIE on OS to/from BKK as well.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

03 Nov 2013

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Thanks also, for the photos. They clearly show how the  the THAI A350 Business class cabin middle seats alternate between being close to or distant from each other by respective row by way of the console placement. Useful consideration if preferring to travel closer together.

31 Dec 2014

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The extra flights are welcome but I doubt I'll be taking one soon. I regularly fly business class between Stockholm and Sydney. Thai offers a convenient one stop connection, while Singapore requires an additional stop.

Until recently Thai was cheaper by a small margin but just now their flights have increased in price by about 50%.

As much as I enjoy Thai there's no way I'd pay more for Thai over Singapore Airlines.


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