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THAI resumes flights on Bangkok-Karachi route, via Omani airspace

Mar 04. 2019
A Thai Airways employee sticks flight information on a screen as stranded tourists whose Thai Airways flights have been canceled wait for news at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, 28 February 2019. / EPA-EFE
A Thai Airways employee sticks flight information on a screen as stranded tourists whose Thai Airways flights have been canceled wait for news at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, 28 February 2019. / EPA-EFE
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Thai Airways International (THAI) has resumed normal flights to and from Karachi via Omani airspace, after flights were cancelled due to the closure of Pakistani airspace last Wednesday.

However, THAI’s round-trip flights on the Bangkok-Lahore and Bangkok-Islamabad routes remain cancelled, the national carrier said in a statement on Monday.

Pakistani airspace is currently open, but with limitations to routes into both Lahore and Islamabad, said THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham.

THAI will operate round-trip flights on the Bangkok-Karachi route via a mix of regularly scheduled flights and special flights, as follows:

1. Regular flights operate on March 4, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft, with the capacity to carry 598 passengers per round trip.

- Flight TG341 from Bangkok-Karachi departed from Bangkok at 6.50pm and is expected to arrive in Karachi at midnight (local time).

- Return flight TG342 from Karachi-Bangkok departs from Karachi on March 5 at 1.10am (local time) and is expected to arrive in Bangkok at 9.30am.

2. An additional two special flights will be operated today and tomorrow, using Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft, with the capacity to carry 1,168 passengers per round trip:

On March 4:

- Flight TG3419 from Bangkok-Karachi departs at 8pm and is expected to arrive in Karachi at 1.10am (local time).

- Return flight TG3429 from Karachi-Bangkok departs at 2.20am (local time, Tuesday) and is expected to arrive in Bangkok at 10.40am.

On March 5:

- Flight TG3419 from Bangkok-Karachi departs at 10am and is expected to arrive in Karachi at 2.55pm (local time).

- Return flight TG3429 from Karachi-Bangkok departs at 4.20pm (local time) and is expected to arrive in Bangkok at 12.30am (next day).

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