Thai Airways International (THAI) has arranged special flights for Thai Muslims to attend the Hajj Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, with flights departing from Narathiwat Airport to Medina Airport, Saudi Arabia and flights departing from Suvarnabhumi Airport and Krabi International Airport. This year, THAI has arranged 15 special round trip flights to accommodate approximately 4,325 passengers who will participate in the pilgrimage.
Sumeth Damrongchaitham, president, THAI said THAI has arranged charter flights for Hajj pilgrims since 2005, in accordance to cabinet decision for Ministry of Transport to arrange annual Hajj flights. In preparation for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a representative from THAI participates as part of a subcommittee under the Hajj Committee of Thailand, which is overseen by the Ministry of Interior, with all arrangements based on agreements between the Thai Government and Saudi Arabia.
THAI continues to place emphasis on the importance of passenger comfort and convenience, safety standards, and on-time flight departures. Furthermore, THAI’s Halal kitchen will prepare inflight meals that will be served on board and all Halal meals will be prepared in strict adherence to Islamic dietary requirements.