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    Thai Airways to retire A330’s, A380s, and 747s

    The post Thai Airways to retire A330’s, A380s, and 747s appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As the pandemic continues raging, the recovery in international long-haul travel could still be laying far away. Many countries have closed their international borders, and many impose lots of restrictions that makes travel almost impossible. Airlines currently do not need an extensive fleet of wide-body aircraft to carry passengers across oceans and continents. In fact, the majority of the airlines have temporarily parked their biggest planes in the desert, others are making more drastic long-term plans. The latest fleet downsizing action comes from the national carrier of Thailand, which just announced…

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    Thai minister wants earlier reopening date and no quarantine with one condition

    The post Thai minister wants earlier reopening date and no quarantine with one condition appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. While Thailand’s COVID task force is considering easing or eradicating the mandatory quarantine for foreign travellers by October, Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn suggested an earlier reopening date in July given that the province has achieved herd immunity. Speaking at a meeting with tourism representatives, Ratchakitprakarn stressed that the key to early reopening is vaccinating at least 70% of the population in three provinces. These three provinces are Phuket, Phang-Nga and Krabi, which are heavily reliant on tourism and is responsible for bringing 20% of…

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    Creditors of Thai Airways approve reorganization plan

    The post Creditors of Thai Airways approve reorganization plan appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Thai Airways creditors give the airline one more chance to re-organise its business and return to profitability. Creditors of Thai Airways International holding 91.56% of the airline’s debt have approved a business reorganization plan, the company announced Wednesday in a filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand. The plan, including three amendments added in consultation with the creditors, now needs final approval by Thailand’s Central Bankruptcy Court on May 28. The carrier has generated losses for several consecutive years. It ran up THB2.11 billion (USD67 million) in losses in 2017, THB11.6 billion…