11 December 2001, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited today held its Executive Management Meeting chaired by Mr. Virabongsa Ramangkura, THAI’s Chairman and Acting President, with the following results:
1. THAI Resumes Flight Operations to Europe via Iran and to Pakistan and Oman
The management has approved, with immediate effect, Thai Airways International’s
resumption of its flight operations to Europe via Iran. The flight route is safe to operate normal flights and will reduce flight time between 20-30 minutes.
In addition, from 16th December and 25th December 2001, THAI will resume flight operations to Pakistan on the route Bangkok-Karachi-Muscat v.v. and Bangkok-Lahore v.v., respectively.
The management was informed that the situation in the Middle East has improved and the Pakistan Civil Aviation has reconfirmed that it is safe for airlines to enter its air space. The situation at Karachi and Lahore airports has returned to normal, adding to an increase of passengers and cargo demand especially at the end of the Ramadan period.
The management has approved the resumption of THAI’s flight operations to Pakistan and Oman, following its temporary suspension since 8 October 2001, after the US attacks in Afghanistan.
All these flight operations decisions are in line with those of other major international
carriers operating these routes.