It seems the recasting of Thai Airways route network is still in progress, with two routes up for the axe.
First up is the route between Bangkok and Rome, which will be axed from the 25th October.
The four times a week service flying as TG944/TG945 – operated by a Boeing 747-400 will face the axe. There no direct route to replace it, or competitors on the route.
Meanwhile the bigger axe has been saved for Thai Airways Bangkok to Los Angeles via Seoul Incheon route operating as TG692/TG693 – which also is axed from the 25th October.
This route operated four times a week with a Boeing 777-200ER/300ER
Why is it a bigger axe? This route is currently Thai Airways only route to the United States of America – so with this route cancellation, Thai Airways will no longer operate any schedule passengers services to the USA.
Route losses can be put down to a downturn in traffic, or a route not making enough money to keep it viable. Some route looses can be more symbolic like the loss of the final USA route.
Four now, Thai Airways will have to rely on its codeshare partners to bring passengers from the USA and Italy to Thailand until conditions improve for its return.
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