If the architects of the current travel restrictions in Thailand want a national airline, they will reduce the restrictions and start allowing Thai Airlines to operate flights to and from other parts of the world. I would have loved to fly Thai Airways into my Phuket Sandbox vacation 8 days ago, but that was not an option. Therefore, Singapore Airlines was happy to take my money to fly LAX-SIN-HKT, and then reverse back to Los Angeles USA. Or, turn the A330 into freighters. Every other airline in the world almost has had major up-tic in revenue via cargo/freight. Airplanes, tourism, whatever, those hurt the most seem to have the least say in their fate.