Articles tagged “thai airways”

Thai Airways Chairman Quits as Losses Double

Thai Airways Chairman Quits as Losses Double

Sunil Jagtiani, Bloomberg

The chairmans' departure is just another sign that Thailand's flag carrier is, well, a mess.

3 months ago

More Airlines Restrict MacBook Pros in Checked Luggage

More Airlines Restrict MacBook Pros in Checked Luggage

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

When it comes to the potential fire hazard posed by certain MacBook Pro batteries, better safe than sorry is a reasonable approach for airlines to take.

5 months ago

Strong Currency Is Hurting Thai Airways

Strong Currency Is Hurting Thai Airways

Suttinee Yuvejwattana, Bloomberg

Amid declining arrivals, a stronger baht, and stiff competition, Thai Airways with its aging aircraft falters.

6 months ago

Star Alliance Gets a New Partner in Asia

Star Alliance Gets a New Partner in Asia

Grant Martin, Skift

Provisional partners are all the rage in the airline alliance community. Fiji last year joined Oneworld as an interim partner. Now, Thai Smiles is doing the same with the Star Alliance.

8 months ago

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.

2 years 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

6 years ago