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. 
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors

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. 
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors

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. 
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airports & Routes

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. 
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors

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.  
Airlines & Lessors

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.
Airlines & Lessors

Thai Airways-Airbus MRO Project In Doubt As Proposal Deadline Passes

By Chen Chuanren Apr 23, 2020
After missing a March 6 deadline to submit its proposal for an MRO joint venture with Thai Airways at U-Tapao Airport, Airbus has also failed to meet the new deadline of April 20.

Thai Airways Appoints Vice Chairman As New Interim President

By Chen Chuanren Mar 19, 2020
Thai Airways has appointed Chakkrit Parapuntakul as acting president following the Mar. 12 resignation of its former president Sumet Damrongchaitham. 
Airlines & Lessors

Thailand Requiring Health Certificates From Passengers

By Chen Chuanren Mar 10, 2020
Airlines flying from “disease infected zones” to Thailand must now obtain health certificates from passengers confirming they are not infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus before they are allowed to board flights to the country.
Safety, Ops & Regulation