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Due to the current outbreak of Covid-19, Thai Airways, Thailand’s flagship airline, is reducing its international flight schedule until at least March 27. A limited schedule of domestic flights are still operating as normal under the airline’s domestic carrier Thai Smile.

Thai Airways will reduce international flights to the following destinations:

Asia

•Hong Kong: One daily return flight – TG638/TG639

•Manila: One weekly return flight – TG624/TG625

•Osaka: One weekly return flight – TG622/TG623

•Seoul: One weekly return flight – TG656/TG657

•Taipei: One weekly return flight – TG632/TG633

•Tokyo (Narita): Three weekly return flights – TG642/TG643

Australia

•Sydney: One weekly return flight – TG475/TG476

Europe

•Copenhagen: One weekly return flight – TG950/TG951

•Frankfurt: One weekly return flight – TG922/TG923

•London: One weekly return flight – TG910/TG911

Thailand’s national airline has had a difficult year with the Covid pandemic adding to the company’s woes of crippling debt.

The airline has had a history of top-heavy management, abuse of the free seats for executives and Thai politicians and dodgy deals on fleet procurements.

The deal that has led to so much crippling debt was the purchase of the Thai Airways Airbus A340 fleet, and later Boeing 777 model long-range jets, and the Rolls Royce Trent 500 and 800 engines that powered the jets.

A bribery admission was made by Rolls-Royce concerning the Thai Airways engine and maintenance procurement between 1991-2005. That deal was going to be investigated by the airline’s board at the time. They were going to check if the acquisition process was transparent, how the engine acquisition process differed from the past, and who was involved in the bribery Rolls-Royce admitted to.

 

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    Mr cynic

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    An outstanding well balanced video on the current situation at Thai and how they arrived there. 10 out of 10.

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      Ted

      Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 6:33 pm

      Yes agree, this sets the Thaiger apart from BP and others who seems to scarred of telling the truth. I really miss investigative journalism, here in Thailand, as you have back home.

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        Shahid Iqbal

        Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:48 pm

        Graft, Mismanagement & Incompetence At All Other Levels Both In Thailand And Its Field Offices ABROAD Must Be Under Consideration By Bankruptcy Court.Thanks To Handle Incoming Challenges Even Though It Is Miracle & Difficult But Possible By Accurate Planning With Empowered Expatriate CEO.

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    Shahid Iqbal

    Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Corruption/Mismanagement/Incompetence In Many Other Areas In Thailand and Overseas Stations Must Be Seriously Viewed As Every Single Drop Of Water Makes Big Ocean-A Soft Message For Bankruptcy COURT.Thanks!

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    Robbelar

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Great vid. In what way will it be a very different airline? Will passengers notice the difference?

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      The Thaiger

      Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 8:40 am

      We tip it will be either much smaller, with less routes, or never take off again, and be sold off in bits.

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    pew

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Thai airways=Thainess

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