TG extends Kansai flight suspension

BANGKOK, 11 September 2018: Thai Airways International has confirmed it will continue to suspend flights to Osaka through to 13 September.

Passengers holding THAI tickets for the Bangkok-Osaka service can change itineraries without any fees and charges until 20 September.

THAI vice president, aviation safety, security and standards, Pratana Patanasiri, said Kansai Airport was severely damaged by Typhoon Jebi that hit western Japan’s coast last week.

Airport officials confirmed the airport would remain closed until 13 September.

The closure impacts on two daily TG services. TG672 departing daily from Suvarnabhumi Airport at 0825 and arriving at Kansai Airport, Osaka, at 1555.

TG622 departing Suvarnabhumi Airport at 2330 and arriving at Kansai Airport, Osaka, at 0700 on the following morning.

THAI passengers holding roundtrip tickets between Bangkok and Osaka up to 20 September may reroute to other destinations in Japan such as Tokyo (Narita and Haneda), Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo. Fees and charges will be exempted, but some conditions apply.

Passengers are advised to contact THAI sales offices, or the airline’s call centre +66 2 356 1111, or their travel agent.

THAI will also closely monitor and assess the situation and normal flight operations will be resumed when Kansai International Airport is fully operational.