Thai Airways Prepares To Launch Widebody Order Campaign
Thai Airways is planning to place a long-awaited widebody aircraft order this year, CEO Chai Eamsiri said at the IATA AGM on June 4. Mon, 06/05/2023 - 07:11
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Thai Airways Credits Profitability On Passenger Recovery

By Chen Chuanren May 15, 2023
A strong increase in total tourist arrival into Thailand in the first quarter (Q1) of 2023 has brought Thai Airways back into the black.
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Thai Airways Confident Of Early Exit From Restructuring

By Chen Chuanren Feb 09, 2023
The airline has reached 65% of its pre-pandemic network and is now looking at acquiring new aircraft to meet demands. 
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Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines Form Strategic Partnership

By Chen Chuanren Dec 02, 2022
Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines expect to see greater commercial collaboration and codesharing now that the two flag-carriers have signed a partnership MOU.
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Thai Airways Focuses On Balance Sheet As It Names New CEO

By Chen Chuanren Nov 25, 2022
Thai Airways CFO Chai Eamsiri edged out 53 internal and external candidates to become the flag carrier’s new CEO.
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Demand Strength Prompts Thai Airways To Revise Fleet Plans

By Adrian Schofield Nov 11, 2022
The carrier is now considering bringing some of its Airbus A380s back into service.
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Thai Airways Looks To Trim Fleet Further As Border Opens

By Chen Chuanren Nov 02, 2021
The move is part of a restructuring process to tackle the embattled flag-carrier’s debt. 
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Slow Tourism Recovery Puts Thai Carriers In A Bind

By Chen Chuanren Aug 16, 2021
As the Bank of Thailand revised the country’s economic growth downwards from 1.8% to 0.7%, the Kingdom’s two major carriers Thai Airways and Thai AirAsia continued to struggle during the first half of 2021.
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Thai Airways Gets Green Light For Restructuring Plan, Changes CEO

By Chen Chuanren Jun 16, 2021
The administrators have appointed Suvadhana Sibunruang, Thai Airways’ chief human resources, as acting CEO between June 16 to Sept. 30 as they get to work on implementing the rehabilitation plan for the flag-carrier.
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Thai Airways Looks To Cut Workforce, Fleet In Restructuring

By Adrian Schofield Mar 02, 2021
Thai Airways has submitted a restructuring plan that will see the airline emerge from administration with a significantly reduced operation.
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Thai Airways Sinks To Record $4.7B Loss, Faces Being Delisted

By Chen Chuanren Feb 25, 2021
Tourism-dependent Thai Airways has reported a record loss of THB141 billion ($4.7 billion) for 2020 after the sector collapsed following COVID-19-related border closures.
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Thai Airways Could Buy Up To 30 New Aircraft In 2025

By Chen Chuanren Feb 22, 2021
Thai Airways is reportedly looking to acquire 20 to 30 new aircraft in 2025, by when the air transport industry is expected to have recovered. 
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Thai Airways Buys Time For Creditor Talks; Thai EXIM To Offer Aid

By Chen Chuanren Jan 28, 2021
Thai Airways will submit its proposed rehabilitation plan to Thailand’s central bankruptcy court on March 2 after the flag-carrier’s request to postpone the submission was approved again.
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Daily Memo: Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways Near Restructuring Deals

By Adrian Schofield Jan 20, 2021
Two Southeast Asian flag-carriers are moving closer to completing major restructuring efforts that will help them reduce debt commitments and operate efficiently once demand returns.
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Thai Airways Selling Off 34 Older Aircraft

By Chen Chuanren Nov 05, 2020
Thai Airways has put a total of 34 aircraft up for sale, including all of its Boeing 747-400, 777-200 and 777-300, as the flag-carrier turns to more fuel-efficient aircraft for the handful of international flights it now operates.
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Thai Airways Offers Pilgrimage Flight-To-Nowhere

By Chen Chuanren Nov 03, 2020
Targeting Thailand’s religious and predominately Buddhist population, Thai Airways has announced a pilgrimage flight-to-nowhere event that will see an aircraft fly over 99 sacred sites while passengers say Buddhist prayers onboard. 
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Daily Memo: Restructuring Means Big Changes For Southeast Asian Flag-Carriers

By Adrian Schofield Oct 23, 2020
Southeast Asia’s airline industry is being shaken up by a wave of restructuring programs prompted by the COVID-19 crisis, with most of the region’s flag-carriers looking to downsize to survive.
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Thai Airways Looks Beyond Flying For Revenue

By Chen Chuanren Sep 25, 2020
With its aircraft still grounded and borders closed, Thai Airways is trying to think out of the box, introducing a host of new alternative revenue streams with wheels still firmly on the ground. 
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Court Allows Thai Airways Restructuring To Begin

By Chen Chuanren Sep 14, 2020
After three hearings in August, Thailand’s central bankruptcy court has now approved Thai Airways’ rehabilitation request, allowing the airline to begin its restructuring.
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Thai Airways, Airport Operator JV In The Works

By Chen Chuanren Jul 10, 2020
Thai Airways and the country’s major state-owned airport operator Airports of Thailand (AOT) are considering a joint venture to keep essential air transport services running.
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Thai Airways Board Appoints New Acting President, Again

Jul 02, 2020
Following a board meeting July 1, Thai Airways has appointed board member Chansin Treenuchagron as the flag-carrier’s new acting president, the second in three months. 
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COVID-19: Asia-Pacific market update (w/e May 24)

By Wesley Charnock May 28, 2020
Routes' latest update on how airlines and airports across the Asia-Pacific region are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Thai Reveals Early Moves To Aid Restructuring

By Adrian Schofield May 26, 2020
Thai Airways has made sweeping changes to its board as it begins its restructuring and the government has reduced its majority stake in the carrier to ease the process.
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Thai Airways Goes To Bankruptcy Court For Restructuring

By Chen Chuanren May 19, 2020
The Thai government has approved the plan to bring flag-carrier Thai Airways to the central bankruptcy court, setting a “rehabilitation” plan into motion.  
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Thai Airways Secures $1.8B Government Bailout

By Chen Chuanren May 04, 2020
The Thai State Enterprise Policy Committee (SEPC) has approved a THB58 billion ($1.8 billion) loan for Thai Airways as the debt laden flag-carrier grapples with prolonged travel disruption from the COVID-19 outbreak.
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