Thai Airways was founded as a joint venture between two airlines, Siamese Airways and Pacific Overseas Airline (Siam) Limited (POAS), established Thai Airways Company Limited (TAC).

In 1960, Thai Airways established an international airline, Thai Airways International Company Limited, as a joint venture between Thailand’s domestic carrier, Thai Airways Company (TAC), and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). Also this year, flights were inaugurated from Bangkok to 9 overseas destinations all within the Asian region. Intercontinental services were launched in 1971, to Australia, followed by flights to Europe in 1972, and to North America in 1980.

On 1 April 1988, then-Prime Minister Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda, merged the international and domestic operations of the two companies to form the present company, Thai Airways International, to have a single national carrier.

In 1991, the Thai Cabinet passed a resolution allowing THAI to list its shares on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).

In 2006, Thai Airways moved its hub to the new Suvarnabhumi Airport. Coinciding with the arrival of new aircraft in the mid-2000s, as well as its new hub in Bangkok, the airline launched a brand renewal by introducing new aircraft livery, new aircraft seating, and revamped ground and air service.

THAI operates the airline business as a full-service carrier, providing services to transport passengers, cargo, parcels and mail through our domestic and international routes. services, including warehousing services, ground handling services, ground equipment services, in-flight meals and aircraft maintenance services. THAI and its alliance have a network of routes covering 30 countries around the world.

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