Due to heavy losses, it was recently announced that Thai Airways International would be cutting their flight routes to Rome, in an effort to make back some money. The announcement that flights would be cancelled from October 25th this year was made only a few weeks ago but since then Thai Airways International has changed their decision and passengers now have until February 1st 2016 to use the service.
THAI president Charamporn Jotikasthira recently made an announcement to the airline’s board stating that the decision to continue with the route to Rome until February 1st was made due to the demands of the high season in Rome. This route isn’t the only one to have been cut by Thai Airways International. Their Bangkok-Incheon-Los Angeles service, which also has four flights per week, is also scheduled to be suspended.
Reports have come in, stating that one of the reasons Thai International Airways decided to extend the deadline for the cancellation of Bangkok to Rome flights was because of concerns from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Such cancellations were a hindrance to the Tourism Industry and the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s attempts to attract European Travelers.
Thai Airways International has stated that it will now work alongside the Tourism Authority of Thailand in an effort to promote round trip travel on the Bangkok to Rome route, via Boeing 747-400. These flights will now take off on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.