Thai Airways worries about UDD rally

Thai Airways

Thai Airways:

President of Thai Airways Piyasawat Amaranand has expressed his concerns over the political turmoil that could negatively impact the airline and tourism business.

Mr Piyasawat stated that the airline business is doing well in the fourth quarter of this year and will continue to improve in 2010 as a result of the global economic recovery. However, if the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) mass rally stopped their movement, the airline and tourism businesses might not be affected by next year. He also said that the opening of new air routes were currently unnecessary, but the flight frequency strategy would be adapted in efficient routes, for the full potential of Thai Airways‘ operation.

By next year, Thai Airways will plan to open its new route to Johannesburg.

This morning, Thai Airways had organized an auspicious ceremony for two new airbuses. The first new airbus is Airbus A340-500, royally named “Phitsanulok” while the other is an Airbus A340-600, royally named “Phetchaburi”. Mr Piyasawat added that 5 additional Airbus A330s will be delivered at the beginning of next year. (NNT)