Articles tagged “thai airways”

Thai Airways Plots Return to United States Two Years After Withdrawing

Thai Airways Plots Return to United States Two Years After Withdrawing

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

Yes, having its safety status upgraded by the FAA could permit Thai Airways to start new U.S. flights. But let's remember flights from Bangkok to California or New York are not obvious moneymakers. Ultra long-haul routes often challenge airlines, even on the newest planes.

1 year ago

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Crazy-rich male travelers: they're just like us.

2 years ago

Thai Airways Tries to Plot Path to Growth With New Aircraft

Thai Airways Tries to Plot Path to Growth With New Aircraft

Anuchit Nguyen, Bloomberg

Airlines with older fleets face two big problems: ageing jets aren't as attractive to customers and they are less fuel efficient. Thai Airways' plans to bring in newer aircraft should go some way to helping the business grow again.

2 years ago

Thai Airways Needs a Rescue Plan to Help It Compete in the Region

Thai Airways Needs a Rescue Plan to Help It Compete in the Region

Anuchit Nguyen and Lee Miller, Bloomberg

The challenge isn't unique to Thai Airways, as Malaysia Air and other national carriers in the region also can't quite compete with low-cost upstarts or Gulf carriers.

3 years ago

Thai Airways Reports Annual Loss for Third Consecutive Year

Thai Airways Reports Annual Loss for Third Consecutive Year

Anuchit Nguyen, Bloomberg

Thai Airways' consecutive losses highlight operational and infrastructure problems as travel in Asia has never been higher and should, thus, being fueling a time of growth instead of cutback.

4 years ago

The Airlines With the Best Bangkok to Hong Kong Business Class

The Airlines With the Best Bangkok to Hong Kong Business Class

Jonny Clark, TheDesignAir

Success for any business class route lies in the predictability of the offering. In that sense there are a few clear winners.

5 years ago

The Top 11 Airline Liveries of 2014

The Top 11 Airline Liveries of 2014

Jonny Clark, TheDesignAir

One side effect of the boom in Asian airlines is the wealth of carriers with strong, new looks.

5 years ago

Thai Airways Posts Record Losses Amidst Thailand’s Political Instability

Thai Airways Posts Record Losses Amidst Thailand’s Political Instability

Amornrat Mahitthirook, Bangkok Post

Thai Airways' is certainly suffering, but it has as many problems due to self-infliction as political circumstances.

5 years ago

Political Meddling Is Killing Thai Airways, Experts Say

Political Meddling Is Killing Thai Airways, Experts Say

Bamrung Amnatcharoenrit, The Nation/ANN

There's a difference between an airline that's seen as a source of national pride that must be defended, and one that's seen as an accountability free piggybank for political cronies.

5 years ago

Thai Airways Looks to Low-Cost Carriers for Better Leadership Techniques

Thai Airways Looks to Low-Cost Carriers for Better Leadership Techniques

Bamrung Amnatcharoenrit, The Nation/ANN

One thing low-cost carriers do that legacy airlines will find it hard to emulate? They don't have top-heavy executive teams eating up many costs. 

5 years ago

Thai Airways Now Offers First In-Flight Wi-Fi in Thailand

Thai Airways Now Offers First In-Flight Wi-Fi in Thailand

Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post

In-flight Wi-Fi service is still magical, but the price always brings it down to earth.

5 years ago

Thai Airways Criticized on Social Media for Blacking Out Logo After Crash

Thai Airways Criticized on Social Media for Blacking Out Logo After Crash

Jocelyn Spottiswoode, The Daily Telegraph

Thai Airways's effort to protect its brand after the crash is having the opposite of its intended effect with social media heavily criticizing the airline for so blatantly trying to avoid taking responsibility of the incident.

5 years ago