Flag carrier of Thailand, Thai Airways celebrates its 50th Anniversary in Nepal on Monday after its maiden flight back in 4th December, 1968 in Kathmandu.
Thai conducted its anniversary program at Hotel De’l Annapurna with a cocktail party with presentation, award giving ceremony and various stage performances. Thai has awarded commendation letter to the Royal Thai Embassy in Nepal, the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority, Tribhuvan International Airport Authority, Nabil Bank Ltd and Hotel Annapurna. Thai has also been providing its services to the Top 3 contestants of the Miss Nepal pageant.
Thai Airways has achieved historical successes in the golden 50-year journey of its operation in Nepal. In November, 1985 Thai became the first in Nepal to provide services of computerized reservations and included the provision of the service to various travel agents in 1990.
In the beginning, Thai Airways operated only one flight a week which soon increased due to high demand. In October 1997, the carrier started daily flights with A300-800 aircraft and introduced B777-200 from November 1998 to support Nepal’s tourism campaign of Visit Nepal Year 1998, the airline said. The B 777 200 aircraft is in operation presently as well.
It has also been carrying out corporate social responsibility activities like blood donation drives, annual cataract surgery camps, cardio check-up and health camps, and stationary distributions to orphanage schools.