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Thai Airways crash lands into bankruptcy court

Thai Airways International (THAI) is headed for bankruptcy court to pave the way for a much-needed rehabilitation for the octogenarian, near moribund national carrier, which in its glory days operated under the smug “Smooth as Silk” logo. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha’s Cabinet approved the plan ...

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Thai Airways labour union asks Finance Ministry to probe airline’s operations

The Thai Airways International labour union has appealed to the Finance Ministry to inspect the airline’s operations. In a letter submitted by labour-union president Damrong Waiyakanee, inspection was requested for executives and some members of the THAI board of directors. The union alleged that a ...

THAI staff demand S44 graft probe

A group of THAI Airways International employees have called on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to exercise his power under Section 44 to probe the national carrier’s procurement contracts to see if any were tainted by graft. About 200 members of the so-called THAI Employees Fighting ...

Airlines plan promotions after new jet fuel tax drives up fares

Airlines are preparing more marketing campaigns and promotions to maintain ticket volumes after the implementation of a new jet-fuel tax is set to drive up air fares. ​Major carriers doubt that the higher tax on jet fuel will affect their business in the long term, ...

Thai Lion Air's Ho Chi Minh City service gets green light

Thai Lion Air has received the green light from Vietnamese authorities to start a Bangkok-Ho Chi Minh City service that was earlier placed in doubt. Monday’s notification allows the Thai-registered low-cost carrier to maintain its planned flight timetable with the maiden service set to launch ...

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