As its most current international accolade, the Thai airline won the Best South-East Asian Airline Award for the 10th year in a row at the 27th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2016 held in Bangkok in September.
This opened the door for Thai Airways International or THAI’s induction into the Travel Hall of Fame. Membership is offered only to these organizations that win the same award at least 10 consecutive instances.
The Travel Hall Of Fame was inaugurated in 2002 as a ‘permanent home’ in honour of the Asian region’s most outstanding organizations and businesses. These who make it in to the Travel Hall of Fame no longer compete in subsequent TTG Travel Awards as inductees, they are commemorated every year.
Along with the Travel Hall of Fame honorary titles, the TTG Travel Awards recognizes organizations and men and women in the industry across 3 other categories: Travel Supplier Awards, Travel Agency Awards and Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners of the Travel Supplier Awards and Travel Agency Awards categories are determined by voting of TTG publication readers across Asia-Pacific, whilst the TTG editorial group determines winners of the Outstanding Achievement Awards non-voting category.
The induction into the TTG Travel Hall of Fame for the Thai national flag carrier comes shortly soon after it won the coveted titles of World’s Most Enhanced Airline and World’s Very best Airline Spa Facility at the Skytrax 2016 Globe Airline Awards in July. The spa title was awarded for the airline’s Royal Orchid Spa at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
The Skytrax Globe Airline Awards are recognized as high quality accolades for the international airline industry. Every single year, winners are decided in an airline passenger satisfaction survey participated in by travelers from about the world. The newest 2015-2016 survey saw 19.2 million entries.
In what was a specifically impressive showing this year, THAI also placed amongst the prime 3 in the categories of Ideal Economy Class Airline Catering – for the good quality of meals, beverage choice and visual presentation Ideal Airline Employees in Asia – for staff service efficiency, friendliness and service hospitality, staff language skills and general top quality consistency of staff and World’s Ideal Airport Solutions – for high quality of airport employees services and common airport product facilities across departures, arrivals and transit travel at an airline’s residence-base airport.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is the property-base airport and global hub for THAI, from where it flies to more than 60 destinations in Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Middle East. In October 2016, the airline launched a new 4 occasions weekly direct service in between Bangkok and Iran’s capital city of Tehran, and in the middle of December will resume flights in between Bangkok and Moscow.
A founding member of the Star Alliance network, THAI operates an average of 975 roundtrip flights per week on domestic, regional and intercontinental routes. Its domestic solutions inside Thailand, together with subsidiary THAI Smile, link ten destinations about the kingdom with the capital Bangkok.
By means of THAI’s internet site thaiairways.com, travelers can search and book online flights from Thailand – such as flights from Bangkok to Frankfurt, flights from Bangkok to London or direct flights from Thailand to Australia – and appear for wonderful offers on flights to Thailand, as effectively as take care of other travel matters like booking hotel and resort accommodation and acquiring travel insurance coverage.