Thailand

Bangkok Airways postpones new routes, suspends flights

Bangkok Airways postpones the launch of three new routes and suspends service on five domestic destinations.   ...


Thai Airways to ask more time to submit rehabilitation plan

Thai Airways is asking the Central Bankruptcy Court to provide more time for submission of its financial rehabilitation plan....


Ongoing corruption case at Thai Airways targets 20 suspects

The ongoing investigation of alleged corruption at Thailand’s national flag-carrier Thai Airways has flagged 20 more people suspected to be involved in possible airline mismanagement....


Thai Airways to export fresh fruit in bid to recover

Thai Airways will expand its cargo services in order to promote Thailand’s fresh fruit and vegetable products to Asian and European markets....


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....


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.  Strin...


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....


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....


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....


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....