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Thai Airways to operate repatriation flights to Denmark, Taiwan

Jack Burton

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Thai Airways has arranged 2 repatriation flights to Taipei and 2 to Copenhagen this month, to bring back foreign nationals who were stranded by the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline’s acting president says the Taiwan flights will fly on August 5 and 14, leaving Suvarnabhumi Airport at 8:25am and arriving in Taipei at 1:05pm local time; Chansin Treenuchagron said the flights to Denmark will fly on August 16 and 30, leaving Suvarnabhumi at 6:50am and arriving in Copenhagen at 1:05pm local time. Passengers in Thailand who wish travel to these 2 destinations or to neighbouring countries, and Thais stranded in Taiwan, Denmark or other Scandinavian countries who wish to be repatriated can take advantage of this opportunity.

The flights will operate under tight public health safety guidelines and enforce strict social distancing regulations. Chansin says only 1 way tickets can be booked and there are limited seats available. The return flights are being arranged in cooperation with the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Meanwhile, the financially struggling carrier held a meeting last Thursday with holders of debentures to clarify its debt rehabilitation plan. Chansin met with 140 groups of its corporate bondholders, according to a press release issued yesterday.

The groups reportedly comprised scores of cooperatives, financial institutes and mutual funds that hold debt worth more than 70 billion baht. Executives of the troubled carrier used the meeting to clarify details of the rehabilitation and future business strategy and how the airline will repay debts and make money in future. The airline says it will submit its rehabilitation blueprint to the Central Bankruptcy Court on August 17.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post | Nation Thailand

 

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    Perceville Smithers

    Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    just these two countries? what about others who need to get to their country and are surviving on money transfers from friends and family?

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    Pedro

    Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Qatar Airways got me home two weeks ago having been stranded in Hua Hin for 5 months. They are still flying from Bangkok as far as I know.

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    David

    Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Repatriation via THAI . . . a blessing or a curse?

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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