Thai Airways adjusts routes to Europe, all avoiding Ukrainian air space


BANGKOK, 18 July 2014  – Thai Airways International has adjusted all flight paths to Europe, avoiding Ukrainian air space.

This follows the tragic incident where a Malaysia Airlines (MH 17) with 298 passengers on board flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was apparently shot down near the Russian border. Thai Airways has immediately announced that all its flights to Europe have been adjusted so that Thai passenger aircraft do not pass through Ukrainian air space.

However, flight times will increase by about 30 minutes, due to the indirect routes avoiding the skies over Ukrainian territory.