airmail is one of the many postal services offered
by Thailand Post. Main Thailand postal services
include Letter Post, Postal Parcel, Express Mail
Service (EMS), and some special services.
Under these main
services are several types of specified services.
Under Letter-Post service are the following: Letter
service, aerogramme, postcard, printed papers, small
packets, and even printed matters for the blind.
special services include Certified Mail,
Registration or Registered Airmail, Insurance or
Insured Mail, Advice of Delivery, Express Delivery,
and Business Reply Service. The difference of
Registered Airmail from the normal mail services is
the proof of mailing given to senders.
This gives the mail senders evidence that their
correspondences are received by their recipients.
Thailand registered airmail postmen require the recipient to
sign an acknowledgment receipt of the document and this
document is given to the sender afterwards.
registered airmail is the most appropriate service
especially for valuable documents.
getting proof that the mail is received, the sender
will also get compensation in case the mail is lost
or damaged en route to the recipient or while in the
care of Thailand Post Office.
destinations, Thailand Post will pay 300 Baht per
mail. For International destinations, Thailand Post
will pay 1,600 Baht.
in postal services is a huge improvement from the
early beginnings of postal system in Thailand.
the early 1800s, before Thailand Post was
established, sending and receiving letters through
mail service was a privilege afforded only by the
This is because mail delivery takes a long time and is very
expensive. Mails to be delivered within the country were
taken care of by messengers.
Mails to be sent outside the country were carried by
steamboats, which do not come cheap at the time, and
delivered to post offices in surrounding countries.
only in 1858 did the government put up a post office
offers international mail service and the British
Consulate at that time made the post office open to
airmail is only one of the many innovations that
happened in the mail service system of Thailand.
Thailand post has also been semi-privatized, one of
the reasons for its improved service. However,
people may still read bad reviews about the office
and its service.
Some people claim that it is not
reliable, that their mails get lost or damaged along
office still receive complaints here and there every now and
then, Thailand registered airmail still provides good
service on the whole. And being a semi-private company,
Thailand Post now also coordinates with the international
courier services such as UPS, DHL, TNT and FedEx.