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Entering bankruptcy, Thai Airways cancels another month of flights

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Beleaguered Thai Airways International on Tuesday extended its suspension of flight operations for another month into June.

The announcement came after the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand to extended its ban on all international flights to Thailand until June 30 and as the government allowed THAI to enter into bankruptcy with the goal of ultimately privatizing the struggling flag carrier.

The company said it is evaluating global situations, taking into account the lockdown measures of each country and travel demand. It will resume flights once the Covid-19 crisis eases.

Readiness plans are prepared for flight resumptions and THAI said it would will formally announce confirmed schedules when it is ready to resume service.             

Passenger holding tickets for flights during the suspension can reschedule their travel until December 2021 without additional charges. The airline also is offering travel vouchers or cash refunds for flights affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Currently, Thai Airways is only operating reparation flights to bring Thais home and cargo flights for transporting agriculture produce to help Thai farmers.