Thai Airways, Thai Smile Waive Flight Change Fees

30th Jan 2020

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Flag carrier Thai Airways International Public Co. Ltd. is waiving the flight change fees for routes to China amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Thai Airways vice president for sales Nond Kalinta said on Tuesday that passengers are allowed to reschedule their flights without any penalty.

The conditions apply to all roundtrip flights that connect to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Kunming, and Chengdu.

Meanwhile, its subsidiary, Thai Smile, is also waiving fees for flights between Thailand and Chongqing, Changsha, and Zhengzhou.

Thai Smile said the terms and conditions apply only to passengers who received tickets on or before January 24, with travel dates until February 29.

As of Thursday, death toll in China caused by the deadly virus already rose to 170, while confirmed cases reached 7,711.

Countries with direct connections to China are stepping up measures to prevent the entry of the virus into their country, which includes suspension of flights from Chinese territories, as well as struggling to repatriate their constituents who were stranded in China.

Last week, the gateway to the Wuhan province where the virus originated, was ordered locked down in a bid to contain the virus.

The Airports of Thailand which operates six of the country’s international airports has installed thermal screeners at Suvarnabhumi, Don Muang, Chiang Mai, and Phuket airports.