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Clement Charpentreau
Thai Airways survival on the line, warns president

Thai Airways, the national carrier of Thailand, could be on the verge of collapsing according to the alarming comments made by its president Sumeth Damrongchentham. He calls on his employees to participate in rehabilitation efforts....


AeroTime Team
Thai Airways asked to submit new turnaround plan

Thai Airways states it is fighting back against fierce competition, mellowing economic growth, airport capacity limits, trade wars and other “crises” in a strive to break away from its years-long row of financial losses. Armed with its Rehabilitation Plan, the airline aims to reach an “aggressive profitability” in the upcoming few years, but stakeholders appear not to be convinced that the plans are realizable. ...


AeroTime Team
Thai Airways reports $26.2M loss in 1Q2019

The first three months of 2019 did not start well for Thai Airways, which, together with five of its subsidiaries, recorded operating net loss of $26.2 million (828 million Baht) in  1Q2019. By contrast, the airline registered $121 million (3,8 billion Baht) profit at the same time last year....


AeroTime Team
Exclusively from AIR Convention | State of affairs in Thailand

While aviation industry is on the rise and airlines and commercial air travel are expanding rapidly, infrastructure, often slow to catch up, is becoming one of the main problems the industry faces. AeroTime has spoken with Chula Sukmanop from the Civilian Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) about current initiatives in Thailand to tackle the problem....


Clement Charpentreau
Thai Airways jumbo jet skids off runway at Bangkok airport

A Boeing 747-400 of Thai Airways veered off the runway and stopped in the grass at Bangkok airport....


Clement Charpentreau
Thai Airways has new management, but will it solve its woes?

In 1997, Thai Airways was among the five founding airlines of the Star Alliance, along Air Canada, United Airlines, Lufthansa and SAS. But the last decade was tough for the 58-year airline, and it is up to newly appointed president, Sumeth Damrongchaitham, to turn the airline back into the profitable business it was at the turn of the century. However, there is more than one challenge in this quest....


Clement Charpentreau
US sanctions Thai company over ties with Iranian airline

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions on a Thailand-based company called My Aviation on September 14, 2018, because of its alleged links with Mahan Air, an Iranian airline already under American sanctions....


Oleg Volkov
KAI starts T-50TH deliveries to Thailand

On January 8, South Korea's Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) began supplying the Air Force of Thailand with advanced T-50TH trainer aircraft, armstrade.org reports...


Yulius Yoma
Foreigners may own majority shares in Thai aviation businesses

On the 21st of February 2017, the Cabinet of Thailand has approved the new bill on national civil aviation that allows the Civil Aviation Board (CAB) of Thailand to determine the proportion of foreign ownership in national aviation-related businesses, the Bangkok Post reported. Under the new regulation, foreign investors may own the majority share in Thai aviation industry entities. The new rule is in line with Thai government’s plan to pro...


Yulius Yoma
THAI Airways workers demonstrate due to corruption allegations

The flag carrier of Thailand THAI Airways has recently been accussed of corruption, with THAI workers union calling on Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha to intervene in the illegal practices at the airline. The Nation Multimedia reported on the 13th of February 2017 that the union accused the airline of violating Article 44 of the interim charter....