AviationGovernment seeks answers to lack of progress with turnaround project

Ailing Thai Airways is not responding to treatment

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Thai Airways called to account by government deputy minister.
Thai Airways called to account by government deputy minister.

BANGKOK - The Thai government is not happy with the turnaround performance of the nation’s flag carrier and has called on Thai Airways International (THAI) to work harder to wipe out its debts.

Deputy transport minister Thaworn Senniam has demanded an urgent Oct.10 meeting with THAI officials to look for ways to clear the airline’s accumulated losses, The Nation reports.

The minister will sit down with the airline’s chairman Ekniti Nitithanprapas and top executives to ask why their rehabilitation plan for the airline has shown little sign of producing the required results.

Thaworn said he is worried THAI will experience a loss of Bt10 billion (US$327m) this year and wants the airline’s executives to come up with a revised version of the rehab plan within three months.


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