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World’s best performing airline hits turbulence as results disappoint

Thai Airways expects a profit in the fourth quarter, after three straight years of losses, due to lower fuel costs and as more people travel during the holiday season, said the chief financial officer, Narongchai Wongthanavimok. While Thai Airways does not plan to introduce new routes, it aims to increase the frequency of its existing profitable flights in major cities in Europe and South East...

Thai Airways International becomes new operator of the A350 XWB

Thai Airways International (THAI) has become the eighth operator of the A350 XWB, following the delivery today of the first of 12 aircraft set to join the carrier’s fleet. The aircraft delivered today is being operated on lease from US-based CIT. THAI has configured its A350-900 with a premium two class layout with a total of 321 seats, comprising 32 THAI’s Royal Silk Class, convertible to...

Thai Airways first A350 leaves the paint shop

Thai Airways first Airbus A350 moves closer to the flight line as the first plane left the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse.  Thai Airways have four Airbus A350-900 planes on order – this being the first of them.  The A350s will replace some of the existing Boeing 777-200 fleet. And Thai Airways purple tail fin looks especially pretty on the Airbus A350 (but then, I’m a su...

THAI grounds Airbus A340s it can't sell

Thai Airways International (THAI) will continue grounding 10 Airbus A340s it hasn’t been able to sell because it still isn’t economical to fly the four-engine aircraft even after fuel prices plunged more than 40% in the past year. "The fuel consumption is so uneconomical," President Charamporn Jotikasthira said in an interview in Bangkok Thursday. "All new planes now...

Thai to defer aircraft deliveries, sell off redundant assets

Following a board meeting this past week, the president of Thai Airways International (TG, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi), Charumporn Jotikasthira, told a press conference in Bangkok that additional cost-cutting measures have been proposed including the deferral of new aircraft deliveries as well as the sale of redundant assets. According to the Bangkok Post, Thai will open dialogue with Airbus Industri...

Thai launches codeshare with Oman Air

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited will codeshare with Oman Air for flights between Bangkok and Muscat, Oman. Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira, Thai President, said Thai is pleased to offer additional flights and services for passengers from Bangkok and Muscat, Oman through our newest codeshare partner Oman Air. Starting 25 January 2016, Thai will now be able to offer additional fligh...