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Thailand to Upgrade Fleet, Chooses Chinese to Provide Three Submarines

Thailand to Upgrade Fleet, Chooses Chinese to Provide Three Submarines

Thailand reportedly plans to buy three Chinese-made submarines for the Royal Thai Navy at a cost of 355 million dollars each. Three Chinese-made submarines worth 355 million dollars each may be purchased by Thailand for its Royal Navy, the newspaper Bangkok Post reported on Friday, citing a source in the country’s procurement committee. Read more: […]

Thai Airways to downsize fleet in 2016

Thai Airways to downsize fleet in 2016

Ailing Thai Airways International plans to downsize its fleet by selling additional 24 aircraft by next year and focus more on maintenance services to extract more revenue from non-core businesses. Charamporn Chotikasthira, president of THAI, said yesterday that the board of directors on Monday approved a plan to sell eight more aircraft, of which half […]

Thai Airways signs flight hour services for Airbus A380

Thai Airways signs flight hour services for Airbus A380

Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) has signed a ‘Flight Hour Services -Tailored Support Package’ contract with Airbus to provide aircraft inventory and maintenance support for its A380 fleet. THAI will become the ninth operator of the A380 when it takes delivery of its first aircraft in the third quarter of 2012. THAI has firm orders […]

Thai Airways sister airline launch set for 2012

Thai Airways sister airline launch set for 2012

Thai Airways (THAI) has announced the creation of a sub-brand airline called Thai Smile yesterday. Ampon Kittiampon, chairman of the airline’s board, said the board had approved the establishment of the airline, which is a business unit affiliated with THAI. Thai Smile will start flying in July next year. Mr Ampon characterised it as a […]

Thai Airways targets 80% rise in passengers after planes improved

Thai Airways targets 80% rise in passengers after planes improved

BANGKOK, 30 May 2011 (NNT)-Thai Airways will invest in a major overhaul to improve a fleet of 12 Boeing 747-400 planes. The first batch is expected to be completed on 27 May 2011 while the other half will be done within next year. According to Dr. Piyasawat Amaranand, President of Thai Airways International PCL, there […]

Thailand reported near submarine deal with Germany

Thailand reported near submarine deal with Germany

Bangkok – Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has approved a plan for the Royal Thai Navy to purchase six secondhand submarines from Germany for 7.7 billion baht (257 million dollars), a newspaper reported Monday. The U-206 Class subs, which are intended for missions in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, would constitute Thailand’s […]

Thai Airways board approves fleet modernisation plan

Thai Airways board approves fleet modernisation plan

Jan 15, 2011 (The Nation – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — BANGKOK (THE NATION-THAILAND/ANN) — Thai Airways International’s board of directors yesterday endorsed a revised sixyear investment plan (2011-2017), which includes the acquisition of 37 new aircraft to replace retired planes and accommodate business expansion. THAI last year built up a solid foundation that […]

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