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  • Thailand News

    Airfares drop for popular domestic routes ahead of Songkran

    Transport Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit announced a decrease in airfares for three popular domestic routes by 3.8% to 14% starting this Friday, in line with the Songkran festival. The fares for the six airlines offering flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Krabi, and Phuket have been set at a maximum of 3,000 baht (US$80) per one-way trip. The anticipated fares for…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s aviation hub plans receive airline approval

    The Thai government’s initiative to transform the country into an aviation and logistics hub has been met with approval from airlines. However, concerns regarding congestion at major airports and the significant investment required to accommodate increasing demand persist. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin recently unveiled plans to capitalise on Thailand’s strategic location in Southeast Asia to attract more international airlines to…

  • Thailand News

    Neos Air takes off on Milan-Brno-Phuket route: Thai welcome extravaganza marks grand inauguration

    Neos Air‘s maiden flight on the Milan-Brno-Phuket route was greeted with a vibrant Thai traditional welcome dance and personalised greetings, organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The spectacular event aimed to immerse passengers in the richness of local culture, enhancing their travel experience. Italy’s Neos Air, with Flight NO216, officially launched its operations on this exciting route, landing…

  • Thailand News

    IndiGo unleashes Phuket frenzy: Boosts flights, beats malfunction woes

    In a bold move to amplify global ties, IndiGo, India‘s high-flying airline, unleashed a flight bonanza, with additional routes from Mumbai to Phuket and the revival of operations from Bengaluru to the Thai hotspot. But that’s not all—this strategic move comes amidst a soaring demand for year-end getaways. IndiGo is set to soar to new heights with extra flights connecting Mumbai…

  • Tourism News

    EVA Air announces major fleet upgrade with Airbus A350s and A321neos

    EVA Air, a leading global airline, is excited to announce a significant upgrade to its fleet with the acquisition of new, next-generation Airbus aircraft. This strategic move is set to enhance the airline’s operational efficiency and passenger experience. EVA Air has outlined plans to purchase 18 Airbus A350-1000 wide-body aircraft, with deliveries scheduled between 2026 and 2030. Additionally, the airline…

  • World News

    Korean Air’s icy debacle: Glass fragment found in iced coffee

    Korean Air, South Korea’s national airline, faces a credibility crisis following an incident where a passenger discovered a glass fragment in his iced coffee. The passenger, travelling from Guangzhou, China to Incheon International Airport, distinctively felt the shard, approximately 0.5 centimetres long and 0.1 centimetres thick, in his mouth. Upon discovery, the cabin crew suggested the passenger induce vomiting in…

  • Transport News

    Thailand’s airlines resist price war despite rising operational costs

    Despite escalating operational costs, Thailand’s airlines are unlikely to trigger a new price war, while the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) intends to retain the existing ceiling for ticket prices. This information was shared by Suttipong Kongpool, the CAAT director, during a seminar co-hosted by the Airlines Association of Thailand (AAT) and CAAT this week. Suttipong indicated that with…

  • Business News

    Ticket turbulence: Thai airlines aim to price things right amid rising costs

    Thai airlines plan to explain the accusations of raising ticket prices amid higher jet fuel costs. The Airlines Association of Thailand (AAT) announced it will host a seminar to clarify airfare structures and CAAT price regulations following consumer complaints. Nok Air CEO Wutthiphum Jurangkool stated that price increases mainly occurred during extended holidays due to high demand, impacting last-minute bookings.…

  • World News

    Dangerous photo stunt goes viral as airline staff pose on Boeing wing

    A startling video clip, capturing airline staff members posing for photos and dancing on the wing of a Boeing 777 aircraft, has ignited worldwide controversy. The engaging but potentially dangerous stunt was performed while the flight awaited departure for Zurich. The video, captured by passengers from inside the terminal, showcased flight attendants and ground crew members of a Swiss International…

  • Transport News

    UPDATE: Thai passengers ejected from flight over fight with cabin crew over luggage

    An update to the original story about a woman from a group complaining on social media to criticise the air hostess and cabin crew for refusing to help her carry the luggage. Prominent YouTuber and influencer, Akaradej Yothajun, known as Benz Apache, recently recounted the same dramatic incident aboard a flight from Vietnam to Thailand. He reported that 16 Thai…

  • Transport News

    Passenger criticises air hostess over luggage assistance refusal

    [An UPDATE to this story paints a different perspective to the original confrontation with the air hostess over the passenger’s luggage.] An incident occurred yesterday when a woman took to social media to criticise an air hostess for refusing to assist her with her luggage. The woman, who was on a VietJet airline flight, lamented the poor service and asked…

  • Transport News

    Delta Airlines passengers endure 44°C heat for 4 hours on Las Vegas runway

    On a Delta Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta, passengers were forced to wait for four hours on the tarmac in searing temperatures of up to 44°C, further exacerbated by non-functioning air conditioning. This resulted in several passengers, including air hostesses, fainting and needing immediate medical attention. A foreign media outlet reports that this extreme situation was due to…

  • Business News

    Thai, Bangkok Airways report first-quarter earnings surge

    Thai Airways International Plc and Bangkok Airways Plc have experienced a significant increase in their first-quarter earnings as tourists return to Thailand in growing numbers. Thai Airways reported a net income of 12.51 billion baht for the three months through March, a considerable improvement from the 3.25 billion baht net loss they incurred during the same period last year. Meanwhile,…

  • Business News

    Go First files for bankruptcy amid faulty engine woes and mounting debt

    Struggling Indian airline Go First declared bankruptcy yesterday, attributing it to the “faulty” Pratt & Whitney engines that grounded about 50% of its fleet. The airline’s collapse is the first Indian airline bankruptcy since Jet Airways in 2019, highlighting the intense competition in the aviation sector, where rivals IndiGo and the recently merged Air India and Vistara dominate. Go First…

  • Travel

    Best budget airlines in Thailand 2023

    Are you planning a trip to the Land of Smiles without emptying your wallet? Look no further, as we introduce you to the best budget airlines in Thailand for 2023. These airlines offer exceptional services, competitive prices, and connectivity to various domestic and international destinations, making it easier for travelers to explore Thailand and beyond without breaking the bank. In…

  • Thailand News

    Nok Air slammed for ill treatment of a disabled passenger

    A Thai man slammed Nok Air airline for the appalling treatment of his disabled father that descended into a farcical game of musical chairs. The man revealed on TikTok that he booked special seats for his parents, because his father is disabled, but was told to move to facilitate some VIP passengers. The airline denied the accusation, saying “one of…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s first ever seaplane airline to launch this summer

    Thailand‘s first-ever seaplane airline ‘Siam Seaplane‘ is preparing to launch this summer to take the kingdom’s tourism industry to the next level. Siam Seaplane has formed partnerships with 60 luxury hotels and resorts, including top brands Intercontinental and Four Seasons. In an interview with AirwaysMag, Chief Business Operator Dennis Keller revealed that the company faced plenty of setbacks during the…

  • Covid-19 News

    Airlines up in arms over increase in Covid measures due to influx of Chinese travellers

    Worldwide airline lobby group International Air Transport Association (IATA) is up in arms over global plans to re-introduce Covid-19 restrictions for passengers arriving from China. The IATA says such measures represent a “knee-jerk” reaction to China’s recent lifting of Covid restrictions. Such a reintroduction of measures for travellers is being criticised by the IATA as it says science should supersede politics.…

  • Thailand News

    CAAT warns Thai VietJet for cancelling three Phuket – Bangkok flights in one day

    UPDATE The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has warned Thai VietJet that the airline will be punished if it doesn’t start complying with aviation rules. The warning comes after Thai VietJet cancelled three services on its Bangkok – Phuket route on Thursday. A flight from Bangkok to Phuket was cancelled due to accumulated delays at Suvarnabhumi Airport, says Thai…

  • Thailand News

    AirAsia Thailand passenger data allegedly leaked after ransomware attack

    AirAsia group allegedly fell victim to a ransomware attack that leaked the personal data of five million passengers and all staff of AirAsia Thailand, AirAsia Malaysia, and AirAsia Indonesia. The Daixin Team, a ransomware and data extortion group, allegedly leaked the data after the airline refused to pay a ransom. On Monday, the Daixin Team was the focus of a…

  • Thailand News

    Cathay Pacific boosts flights to Thailand

    Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific Airways and its budget subsidiary Hong Kong Express are boosting flights to three major tourist destinations in Thailand: Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai. Cathay’s Hong Kong – Bangkok route will be increased from twice to four times per day next month, according to Chairman of Cathay Pacific Patrick Healy. In January, the airline will…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Airways is recruiting a new CEO

    Debt-ridden Thai Airways is looking to hire an “ethical” Chief Executive Officer to steer the airline in the flight direction. After a year without a CEO, the nation’s flag carrier posted a job advertisement on LinkedIn looking for a highly-qualified aviation expert to take on the tall order of getting THAI back off the ground. THAI needs a leader who…

  • Thailand News

    THAI expects bankruptcy court to approve revised rehabilitation plan

    Thai Airways International (THAI) is expecting its revised rehabilitation plan to be approved by the Central Bankruptcy Court. The submitted revision comes after the ailing carrier bounced back better than expected after its Covid-19-induced downfall. But, its rehab plan hasn’t come without pushback from some creditors. Chai Eamsiri, the airline’s acting chief financial officer and senior chief, says once the…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Airways sells five Airbus A340s stored away for 13 years

    Thai Airways (THAI) has found a buyer for five dusty Airbus A340s which have gone unused for 13 years. Thailand’s flag carrier has sold one A340-500 and four A340-600 planes for a total of 350 million baht. The transaction is sure to help THAI on its road to financial recovery since the Bankruptcy Court approved a debt restructuring plan for…

  • Events

    Emirates is recruiting cabin crew in Thailand

    Emirates will hold an event in Bangkok on August 20 to recruit potential cabin crew candidates. The assessment day is “invite only” – applicants are required to apply online and may attend the event if they receive an invitation. All Emirates crews are based in Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The airline offers employment benefits for cabin…

  • World News

    AirAsia launched a “super-app” to compete with the likes of Grab

    The popular low-cost Malaysian airline, AirAsia, debuted its “super app” for ride-hailing in Thailand today, which provides a variety of services ranging from car rides similar to Grab, and Bolt, to flight reservations and food ordering, in an already booming industry. There are currently 3,000 registered drivers in the Bangkok metropolis, with ambitions to recruit more as tourism slowly picks…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Airways to auction off Boeing 737-400 Airframe via Facebook Live

    After reporting a net loss of nearly 3.4 billion baht on revenue in Q1, cash-strapped Thai Airways are continuing their online yard sale in a bid to make some extra money. This time, the airline is auctioning off an entire Boeing 737-400 airframe via Facebook Live on their page TG Warehouse Sale this Wednesday, May 25, at 3pm. A TG…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man injured in turbulence demands airline to take responsibility

    A Thai man demands an airline to take responsibility for injuries that he said were caused by turbulence during a flight from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok yesterday evening. He said his lower back and coccyx were in “agony,” but when he expressed the wish to go to hospital, he was allegedly told to pay for the expenses himself. The…

  • Thailand News

    First direct flight from Saudi Arabia to land in Thailand after mending diplomatic relations

    The first direct flight from Saudi Arabia to Thailand will land at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, a significant step after bilateral ties between the two countries were patched up. Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV846 from Riyadh will arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 6:05pm today. The airline will operate three flights per week between Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Bangkok, with more flights…

  • World News

    Snake on a plane forces Malaysian AirAsia flight to make an emergency landing

    Like a scene of the cult-classic Samuel L. Jackson film “Snakes on a Plane,” (but far less dramatic), a snake slithering loose in an AirAsia passenger airplane led the pilots of the Malaysian budget carrier to detour from the scheduled route and make an emergency landing. A video from the aircraft’s cabin shows the silhouette of a long snake slithering…

  • Sponsored

    Siam Seaplane makes getting to your destination so much easier

    Sponsored Article There’s an innovative new company that is going to drastically reduce the time required to get to your holiday destination and get to those hard to get to beach resorts in the Land of Smiles. Siam Seaplane will offer Thailand’s first premium amphibious seaplane service, providing faster, easier and seamless access to waterfront locations such as resorts, and…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Airways to offer international flights to 16 destinations next month

    Starting next month until September, Thai Airways will offer international flights from Bangkok to 16 destinations including Tokyo, Osaka, London, Paris and Frankfurt. The airline’s chief commercial officer says there’s an increase in demand for air travel and they plan to increase flights later this year under its 2021 Winter Programme. The airline says it “prioritises hygiene excellence” and strictly…

  • Food

    Thai Airways food landing in 7-Eleven next month

    Warning. Some low-altitude turbulence is coming to a 7-Eleven near you. Thai Airways has cooked up a new money-making scheme during Covid-19 to sell its airline food in 7-Eleven. Set to take off on April 15, the mostly grounded and indebted airline will attempt to offset its losses during the pandemic by selling food in the ubiquitous convenience store and…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand’s aviation authority requests 40,000 vaccine doses to cover airline workers

    Airline operators in Thailand are calling for 40,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to cover staff and crew members before July, in time for the reopening plans in Phuket and Koh Samui. The 40,000 doses would cover 20,000 people in the airline industry who will come in close contact with foreign tourists when they start arriving in July, or whenever…

  • World News

    Vietjet CEO, dreams to transform the world

    “Start-ups shouldn’t ‘save on’ dreams but rather dream big and realise them by simple acts each day at your business or organisation.” Meet the tour-de-force behind the establishment of VietJet, one of the region’s most successful aviation start ups. SPONSORED CONTENT Any first-timers meeting Vietnam’s only self-made female billionaire Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao will be taken aback by the opposites…

  • Transport News

    Thai Airways submits rehabilitation plan

    Thai Airways has submitted a rehabilitation plan in accordance with a Central Bankruptcy Court order after the the receiver’s appointment last September. The airline’s acting president Chansin Treenuchagron says the rehabilitation plans aim to “fully restructure and help the national flag carrier to regain profits”. In a press release, the company revealed its planned recovery is expected to come from…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | PM parliamentary rebuke, ‘OnlyFans’ Covid alternative | February 17

    Thai airlines and hotels say that the tourism crisis in the year ahead is set to dwarf last year’s in terms of its impact, a lack of customers, and an absence of government aid. Asia Aviation, the largest shareholder in Thai AirAsia, is warning that when international tourism eventually does resume, there may not be enough suppliers to meet demand…