Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (Thai: การบินไทย)(SET: THAI) (abbreviated here to "Thai") is the national air carrierof Thailand, operating out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance network. It is headquartered in Bangkok.Thai is a major shareholder which hold 39% shares of Nok Air - a low-cost Bangkok based carrier.
Skytrax awarded Thai Airways International 'Worlds Best Cabin Staff and The Best Airline in the World' in 2006, while placing second in the 'Airline of the Year' category in 2007. Thai's first class lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport was awarded World's Best First Class Lounge by Skytrax in 2009.
Thai Airways International has received an award for the excellence of its inflight hygiene measures by the World Health Organization.