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Old May 1st, 2007, 11:13 AM   #281
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I really really like THAI's livery. It really symbolizes Thailand.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 11:22 AM   #284
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1 of B747-300 (HS-TGD "SUCHADA") and A300-600 (HS-TAB "SRIANOCHA") and has been retired on 25 March 2007 and 1 of B747-300 (HS-TGE "CHUTAMAT") and A300-600 (HS-TAC "SRI AYUTTHAYA") has been retired on 1 May 2007. No more B747-300 on Thai Airways.
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THAI Celebrates its 47th Anniversary

Today (1st May 2007), ACM Chalit Pukbhasuk, Chairman, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, presided over a religious ceremony on the occasion of THAI’s 47th Anniversary at its Head Office.



ACM Chalit Pukbhasuk, THAI’s Chairman, said that 1 May 200 is the 47th anniversary of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited. THAI was established in 1960 based on a registered capital of merely 2 million baht and has increased capital regularly through to present. THAI has a paid-up capital of 16,988,961,500 baht with the Ministry of Finance as the majority shareholder. The company has a total fleet of 87 aircraft, operating flights to over 70 destinations: 11 domestic destinations and 60 international destinations, and has over 26,000 employees worldwide.



On this auspicious occasion, THAI announced that it would increase operating flights to destinations in the United States of America; Los Angeles and New York from five flights a week to daily flights. The long-haul routes will maintain utilizing the Airbus A340-500 aircraft. THAI expects to gain a great benefit in the future from maintaining the base of passengers in the two routes, given that they are the premium customers bringing about the long-run benefits for THAI.


THAI’s Customer Services emphasizes full service, ranging from reservations, ticketing, service for passengers in need of special assistance and care, in addition to passenger lounges throughout the airport, for maximum passenger convenience.


Throughout the past 47 years, THAI has remained proud to serve as national carrier and takes pride in representing Thailand internationally. THAI is proud to have attained worldwide recognition by the traveling public and aims to continually develop and make improvements for maximum passenger satisfaction in all areas.

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THAI Announces Board Meeting Results

On 9th May 2007, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited held a Board of Directors’ Meeting, chaired by Air Chief Marshal Chalit Pukbhasuk, THAI’s Chairman, at THAI’s Head Office, with the following results:

1. THAI’s Financial Results for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2007

THAI’s financial results for the first half of fiscal year 2007 (1 October 2006 – 31 March 2007) showed that THAI achieved a net profit of 8,259 million baht, a decrease of 1,755 million baht or 17.5 percent compared to the same period last year. Earnings per share are 4.86 baht compared to 5.89 baht in 2006.

THAI’s second quarter results for fiscal year 2007 (1 January – 31 March 2007) showed that THAI achieved total revenue from the sale of goods and services amounting to 49,597 million baht, an increase of 7.6 percent compared to the same period last year. THAI’s operating costs reached 43,420 million baht, an increase of 7.1 percent compared to the same period last year. As a result, profit from the sale of goods and services was 6,177 million baht, an increase of 592 million baht or 10.6 percent compared to the same period last year. THAI achieved pre-tax profit of 6,084 million baht, a decrease of 2,747 million baht compared to the same period last year due to strong Thai currency. As a result, net profit was 4,233 million baht, a decrease of 1,972 million baht compared to the same period last year, or is equivalent to 31.8 percent.


2. Trends of Aviation Industry in the Third Quarter



The third quarter result is expected to decline due to the low season and high competition of the aviation industry in Thailand. As a result, THAI’s Board of Directors agreed and requested the management to review the existing route network and company’s asset management to increase income and reduce expenses. Also, the management is required to develop greater service quality in order to ensure total customer satisfaction.



3. Approval of Loans



THAI’s Board of Directors approved loans of 17,000 million baht, concurring with the company’s request as follows:

1.Loan of Yen from a financial institution in one or more loans (approximately 3,000 – 6,000 million baht)
2.Baht debenture shares in Thailand given once or more and/or loan of baht from one or more national financial institutions for a total of 11,000 – 14,000 million baht

However, if the company is not able to procure a loan in due time, the loan can be in the form of Euro Commercial Paper (ECP) by the Ministry of Finance on a short-term basis. In this regard, prior to the procurement of loan, the management is required to submit names of selected financial institutions to the Board of Directors for further consideration.

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THAI Announces Board Meeting Results

16 May 2007 at the Head Office of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, THAI held its Board of Directors Meeting was chaired by ACM Chalit Pukbhasuk, THAI’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, with the following results:

1. Corporate Plan 2008-2010

THAI’s Board of Directors approved of the corporate plan for year 2008-2010, revised in years 2005/06 – 2009/10, with important points in the plan as follows:
  • Corporate vision is “First Choice Carrier with Touches of Thai”
  • The company stresses customer service, creating maximum satisfaction with emphasis on the “Magic Service Ring” strategy
  • “Magic Service Ring” is the strategy that creates a difference, creating good experiences and positive feelings that customers receive from THAI’s good service provision in all areas of customer service, those being pre-travel service, while travel is in progress, post-travel service, for example reservation, check-in, inflight service call center, lounge, boarding, and arrival and baggage.

2. Action Plan 2007-2008

THAI’s Board of Directors approved of the Action Plan for year 2007-2008, the organization strategy of which the Management proposed to cover all areas, including customer satisfaction, marketing plans, personnel improvement plans, and agreed for the company’s Management to put forth its 10 Year Corporate Plan (2008-2017), which will be proposed to THAI’s Board of Directors for consideration in August 2007.

3. Change of Board Members

THAI’s Board of Directors approved of the appointment of Mr. Aviruth Wongbuddhapitak, Assistant Director-General, Bureau of the Crown Property, as Board Member, replacing Mr. Sirin Nimmanahaeminda, who resigned from the Board of Directors, with the new appointment effective as of 16 May 2007 onwards.

http://www.thaiairways.com/About_Tha...7/press104.htm
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THAI Measures Restricting Liquids, Aerosols, and Gels

Flg. Off. Apinan Sumanaseni, President of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, announced that the company has implemented additional safety procedures for passengers traveling domestic and international flights, in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) interim security control guidelines for the screening of liquids, aerosols, and gels. Implementation of this supplementary safety procedure will take effect on 1 June 2007 onwards and has been introduced to safeguard passengers, cabin crew, ground staff, and the public. The safety guidelines are as follows:



1. Liquids, aerosols, and gels, such as water, drinks, cream, lotion, oil, perfume, spray, hair gel, bath gel, various types of foam, toothpaste, deodorant, or any product of similar substance that is carried in carry-on baggage must be placed in a container not over 100 milliliters (or equivalent amount of measure, i.e. ounces). Substances totaling more than 100 milliliters will not be allowed on board, regardless of how little the amount of liquid, aerosol, or gel it may contain.



2. Containers used to carry liquids, aerosols, and gels must be placed into one transparent resealable plastic bag not over 1 liter in size.



3. Only one transparent resealable plastic bag per passenger is allowed onboard airplanes, which must pass the screening checkpoint.



4. Exemptions have been made for milk and soft food for infants in suitable amounts, as well as medicine with prescription label affixed for inspection at the screening checkpoint.



5. Passengers must separate the transparent resealable plastic bag containing liquids, aerosols, and gels apart from other cabin baggage, including laptops and jackets, at the screening checkpoint.



These recommended measures are expected to be implemented in Thailand as of 1 June 2007 onwards, pending the official announcement on security control guidelines restricting liquids, aerosols, and gels from Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation.



The company requests the cooperation of passengers flying on THAI’s international flights to seek information on policies and regulations of the final destination country in advance of departure, carefully adhering to respective country measures. Particular emphasis is places on duty free allowances, which vary per country.



For more information on this matter, passengers may call Tel. 0-2356-1111, 24-hours a day. The company will provide further information in the future, should any new developments arise.

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THAI Receives Environment Award on World Environment Day

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited held a World Environment Day Exhibition on 4-5 June 2007 in support of World Environment Day. During the exhibition opening ceremony, the company received recognition for its various projects supporting energy and environmental awareness, with an award also for the exhibition. Flg. Off. Apinan Sumanaseni, President of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, and Mrs. Maneethip Srirattana Tabuganon, Director-General of the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, presided over the event at THAI’s Head Office.



Flg. Off. Apinan Sumanaseni, THAI’s President, said that THAI is an organization that has received international quality assurance, which readily supports projects that promote energy and environmental awareness. Various parts of THAI’s organization have established and implemented environmental policies with success, evident from awards that the company has received in the area of environmental conservation, including recognition for the following projects: “Biodiesel Project” conducted by THAI’s Catering Services unit, “Ground Support Equipment Repair for Environmental Friendliness Project” conducted by the Ground Support Equipment Services unit, “Organic Fertilizer Project” conducted by Management, “Waste Water Treatment Project” conducted by Technical Services unit, and “Wheel Suspension Project for Aviation Equipment,” whereby all projects were initiated to protect and reduce environmental impact, while utilizing available resources for maximum benefit. Details of these projects are as follows:



1.“Biodiesel Project” conducted by THAI’s Catering Services unit
THAI’s Catering Services unit recycles leftover vegetable oil from meal production to create energy resources for its “Biodiesel Project,” replacing diesel and creating alternative choices for THAI’s Catering Services unit. THAI’s Catering Services unit utilizes approximately 4,000 liters of recycled used vegetable oil from meal production to make biodiesel to create fuel oil for use with the hot water boiler and THAI’s Catering meal transport vehicle. This project will begin on 1 July 2007, with daily production. As a result, leftover vegetable oil will be recycled for productive use and most importantly the unit will successfully reduce purchase of diesel fuel, reduce carbon dioxide emission, and conserve the atmosphere and natural resources.



2.“Ground Support Equipment Repair for Environmental Friendliness Project” conducted by the Ground Support Equipment Services unit
THAI’s Ground Support Equipment Services unit provides services in the areas of baggage handling, product handling, and repair of ground support equipment. Ground support equipment repair is conducts on baggage handling equipment used between the airport and passenger terminal, which impacts the environment. Therefore, this project was initiated to decrease environmental impact created from repair of ground support equipment, for example reduction of emissions from diesel-operated vehicles, reduction of CFC into atmosphere layers through the emissions reduction system. CFC is not created naturally but results from industrial factories and everyday equipment such as air conditioners and sprays that destroy the ozone layer, increasing UV rays from sunrays on the earth’s surface and creating global warming, smoke suction system from soldering and cutting metal, spray paint ventilation system, noise pollution system from aircraft takeoffs and landings as well as equipment repair. These projects will aid in decreasing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere that results in the greenhouse effect and continuously supports environmental awareness.



3.“Organic Fertilizer Project” conducted by Management
The “Organic Fertilizer Project” was initiated by the company’s Management, recycling leftover scraps of food from the employee canteen and restaurant at THAI’s Operations Center for better value, whereby remaining vegetables and fruit peel was used to make organic fertilizer. This project aids in reducing amount of trash as well as decreases investment in chemicals that would otherwise be imported. In addition, the project reduces bad smell from trash, adjusts soil conditions, and does not damage the habitation system.



4.“Wheel Suspension Project for Aviation Equipment”
“Wheel suspension with equipment” replaces “wheel suspension with wood,” which was initiated by Mr. Supachai Chuklin, an employee under THAI’s Aircraft Services Department. This equipment is used on vehicle front and back wheels, as well as with equipment used the service the airport, in order to guard against accidents. The wheel suspension equipment was created from trash that would otherwise be thrown away, such as newspapers or magazines used onboard aircraft as well as leftover items such as soda cans, milk cartons, plastic bottles, which have been reused in order to create wheel suspension equipment instead of wheel suspension with wood. As the Ground Support Equipment Department requires wheel suspension with wood for approximately 100 vehicles, frequent use will result in wear and tear and use or recycled items instead of wood assists in decreasing trash and reduction of deforestation, as well a reduction of operational investment.



5.“Waste Water Treatment Project” conducted by Technical Services unit
This project concerns chemical waste water treatment and community waste water treatment. Chemical waste water treatment concerns treating water from the aircraft maintenance center workshop and ground support shop, with capability to separate oil from water. Waste water will be sent to the blending tank so that decomposition chemicals may solidify the contents and go into the precipitation tank. Waste water will thereafter be treated in the community waste water treatment system. As for community waste water treatment, waste water is collected from various buildings in addition to that of the aircraft maintenance center, in order for waste water to retain balanced value. Thenceforth, waste water will go to the air-filling tank, where microbes will break down organisms in the water and bacteria will grow in the form of suspendable matter that can filter in the precipitation tank that is in the same tank as the air-filling tank. Water released from the precipitation tank will flow into a water well before being pumped out and discarded into a drain with the New Bangkok International Airport Co., Ltd. (NBIA).



THAI has set up an exhibition on these projects that support energy and environmental conservation as well as a booth on eco-products from various companies that jointly promote environmental awareness, which is open to the public, in the Lobby, Ground Floor, Building 1, at THAI’s Head Office, Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, during 4-5 June 2007, at 09.00 – 17.00 hrs.

http://www.thaiairways.com/About_Tha...7/press115.htm
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Future of LAX and JFK route

I apologize if this was discussed.

I've heard because LAX and JFK routes were losing money that they were to add stopovers in Seoul and Shanghai to support the route. Is this still in discussion or are they keeping the route non-stop?
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I apologize if this was discussed.

I've heard because LAX and JFK routes were losing money that they were to add stopovers in Seoul and Shanghai to support the route. Is this still in discussion or are they keeping the route non-stop?
Thai Airways losing money in these route but Thai Airways still keeping these non-stop route and add flight to daily from 1 May 2007.
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THAI Joins Reforestation Project

THAI Joins Reforestation Project Thai Airways International Public Company Limited is organizing the “Plook Cheewit Hai Pandin” project to celebrate the anniversary of His Majesty the King's 80th Birthday on 5th December 2007 and to continue to preserve forested areas following the lead of His Majesty's Royal Development Project. This year, THAI has arranged to bring 300 staff to participate in the project at Huai Sai Royal Development Center, Cha-Am District, Phetchaburi Province on Saturday 16 June 2007.

In the past, Huai Sai was a fertile and forested area. However, deforestation has occurred due to agricultural settlement in the area, while the predominantly pineapple cultivation which replaced the forest, has caused a problem of soil erosion in the dry and sandy soil. On April 5, 1983, His Majesty the King visited Huai Sai rural area and realized the need to initiate a development project, and therefore established Huai Sai Royal Development Study Center to directly benefit the people at the grassroots level and at the same time be consistent with the local physical, climatic and social environment conditions.

For the “Plook Cheewit Hai Pandin” Project, THAI has been given permission to plant and preserve the forest together with Office of the Royal Project Board led by Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul, Secretary-General of the Chaipattana Foundation, once a secretary of the Office of the Royal Project Board, who has led THAI staff on reforesting projects since 1995 and has organized reforestation events in 2001 and 2002. After 12 years of reforestation, the formerly deforested Huai Sai area is now fertile and forested. People living in the area are able to sell mushrooms from the forest earning 20,000 baht monthly from the annual sale of 40 tons of mushrooms. In 2007, to celebrate the auspicious year of His Majesty the King's 80th Birthday Anniversary, THAI staffs are eager to participate in the reforestation project in honor of our beloved King on Saturday 16 June 2007 at Huai Sai Royal Development Center, Cha-Am District, Phetchaburi Province to bring back the forest again.

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THAI and DTAC Launch “Flying with Happiness” Campaign

Today, 13th June 2007, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited and Total Access Communication Public Company Limited jointly held a press conference to announce their sales promotional campaign of “Flying with Happiness” offering customers with many privileges such as air ticket discount and a chance to win free air ticket together with accommodation from 15th June 2007 onwards.



Mr. Teerapol Chotichanapibal, THAI’s Vice President for Sales and Distribution, said that according to the increased competitiveness of the airline industry, THAI aims to promote sales during the Low Season by offering the campaign. Customers who have the DTAC Happy Prepaid card of the four-country collection (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia) may show the card at any 11 tour agents and receive air ticket discount. Customer may reserve ticket during 15th June – 15th July 2007 and travel during 15th June – 30th September 2007 on the Southern & Australia routes. The campaign aims to increase market share and expand database of young generation customers. Furthermore, it provides more opportunities to the customers to travel with THAI.



THAI offers discounts of air ticket to 8 cities in 4 countries which are:

Singapore: Singapore

Malaysia: Penang and Kuala Lumpur

Indonesia: Jakarta

Australia: Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane

In addition to the discount, customers also receive more 50% mileage points of the selected destination and get a chance to win air ticket and accommodation.



11 tour agents participating in this campaign are:



Dr. Ketchayong Skowratananont, senior vice president of DTAC's prepaid business division, said that the Fly with Happiness campaign that Happy jointly created with Thai Airways International, is to offer special privileges to DTAC's customers. When presenting Happy top up card in this collection to ticket selling counters, customers will get up to 40% discount, which is higher than normal rate. Also, they have a chance to win a round-ticket to fly four routes within Asia and Australia.



"We expect that the release of the campaign will not only build up the interesting promotion to the market during this time but will also become the foundation for further collaboration that will benefit customers of both sides in the future," said Dr. Ketchayong.



The Fly with Happiness Campaign comes with a collection of 4 new styles top up cards. Each card will have traveling scenery of each country. The Bt200 top up card will be printed with the Merlion, the symbol of Singapore and Twin Tower, the symbol of Malaysia. The Bt300 top up card will be printed with Sidney Opera House of Australia and Lake Bratan Bali of Indonesia. The cards are available at DTAC shops and telecom shops nationwide. Customers can bring any style of the top up card to get the discount from 11 agencies of Thai Airways International when purchase air ticket to fly to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia. Customers can get the discount up to 40%. They can reserve for the seats from June 15 - July 15, 2007. They can travel between June 15 - September 30, 2007.



Also, customers purchased the tickets will have a chance to win to the country's of their destination without charge. They can fill in information to coupon attached with the new top up card collection before sending to PO.BOX 344 Hua Lum Pong, Bangkok 10331 within July 15, 2007. Prizes consist of 12 rewards of Thai Airways International's tickets (1 reward per 1 seat), worth Bt233,910.



Bangkok-Australia, 2 rewards, worth Bt46,115 each
Bangkok-Indonesia, 2 rewards, worth Bt16,850 each
Bangkok-Malaysia, 4 rewards, worth Bt12,790 each
Bangkok-Singapore, 4 rewards, worth Bt14,205 each

Name list of lucky persons will be announced at www.happy.co.th on July 27, 2007
Customers can get more information at www.happy.co.th

http://www.thaiair.com/About_Thai/Ne...7/press128.htm
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Results from THAI Board Meeting

14 June 2007 at THAI’s Catering Department, Suvarnabhumi Airport, THAI held its Board of Directors Meeting was chaired by ACM Chalit Pukbhasuk, THAI’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, with the following results:



1. The Appointment of Sky Asia Company (Nok Air) Board Member



THAI’s board of directors has approved to assign Gen. Pairoj Panichsamai, THAI’s Board of Director to be Sky Asia Company (Nok Air) board member replacing ACM Chalit Pukbhasuk, THAI’s chairman, who has resigned since 17 October 2006.



2. Expand Tourism to Samui Island



THAI’s board of directors has requested THAI’s Management to conduct further studies on convenient mode of transportation between Surat Thani and Samui Island in order to expand tourism.



3.The Termination of Shah Amanat International Airport Contract



THAI’s board of directors has approved termination of contract between THAI and Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong, Bangladesh due to delay of handover the airport to THAI according to the contract.



4. Open Bid for Duty Free on Board



THAI’s board of directors has approved an open bid for a new company to sell duty free on board with 3 years contract and 1 extended year, which THAI is searching for company that provide most benefit for THAI. The current company will be end in November 2007.



5. Recruitment of Flight Attendant



THAI’s board of directors has approved for recruitment of new 426 flight attendants.

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THAI Holds Press Conference on Aircraft Order, Wine Purchasing, and Travel Kits

Today(25 June 2007) at the Head Office of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, Flg. Off. Apinan Sumanaseni, THAI’s President, presided over a press conference concerning the order of 8 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, wine purchasing, and travel kits for passenger use on board flights.



Flg. Off. Apinan Sumanaseni said that during the Thai Cabinet meeting on 19 June 2007, a resolution was passed for the company to acquire 8 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, based on THAI’s plan that was proposed, based on an operating lease to replace 6 aging aircraft under the type Airbus A300-600 and 2 Boeing 747-300 with a utilization age of approximately 20 years. Currently, the company has an operating lease for 12 aircraft in its fleet. Acquisition of aircraft through an operating lease will be beneficial to the company due to flexibility and decrease debts incurred, as the company will not be committed to purchase upon the end of the operating lease agreement, due to future advancement in aircraft production technology advancement and more modern aircraft produced when compared to current aircraft types in the fleet. The company is able to seek new aircraft types for replacement, which allows added flexibility in adjusting aircraft types in the fleet as deemed appropriate for the company’s needs in the future.



Acquiring aircraft will positively benefit the company, as suitable aircraft will be sought to enter the fleet, specifying the number of passenger seats in Business Class and Economy Class, including equipment that makes passenger travel more convenient.


As for wine selection and purchasing for inflight service during year 2006 in the company’s First Class, Business Class, and Economy Class, the company’s wine selection committee chose wine that various companies sold in large amounts and there were some wine selected for taste at 23 items. As well, the committee considered the price of wine that was selected based on taste. The company made a check on the wine prices at 23 items. It was concluded that 10 items were priced appropriately and lower than market price, whereby the company approved for the purchase order. As for the remaining wine at13 items, it was discovered that the price was irregular or higher than market price, thereby the company set up a central committee to audit the prices, for transparency and fairness. The committee concerned investigated wine prices at sales and production locations in France, including a check on prices on the Internet. It was discovered that winders at 4 out of 13 items had suitable prices, which the company approved of the purchase and issued purchase order. As for the other 9 items (from 13 items), prices were irregular, whereby the dealer considered adjustment to a new appropriate price. However, the price proposed to the company remained higher than the market price. Based on the company’s consideration, it was decided that there was incorrect and unsuitable prices, whereby purchase orders were cancelled for wine at 9 items. In order for the company to have sufficient amount of wine to serve, the company went ahead and purchased wine for the items that were selected and purchased wine with similar quality from producers or production dealers directly, instead of purchasing with wine dealers that bid to sell wine at 9 items. Nevertheless, in terms of wine purchasing, the company conducting an investigation and should it be found that any incorrect action was taken, disciplinary and legal action will be taken.



Regarding complaints concerning purchase of travel kits, the company has discontinued ordering travel kits from 1 dealer. The company had a purchase order for travel kits for passengers in First Class and Business Class from this particular dealer, which was unable to provide a sample of the travel kit, which the company had ordered for the committee to inspect for product acceptance. The dealer requested to delay the date to deliver the product throughout this period, whereby the company sent letters to the dealer concerning this matter. Therefore, the company had to cancel the purchase order based on the contract agreement and regulations of the company. Based on the contract, the dealer’s inability to deliver the product to the company causes loss to the company because it results in there being no travel kits to provide to passengers, who have made complaints about no travel kits being available. THAI continuously attempted to follow-up and clarify this matter with the dealer, which created difficulty for the company once there was no product delivered based on the purchase order. Eventually, the company had to cancel the purchase order of travel kits for 2 items in First Class and Business Class and called the dealer concerned to pick up the returned insured agreement accordingly.

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Asia Forum 2007 reveals the future of aviation highlighting the great collaboration of Star Alliance’s member and aviation business partners

Bangkok, Thailand- Flg. Off. Apinan Sumanaseni, President of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited together with Star Alliance’s CEO, Mr. Jaan Albrecht, announce the success of hosting the major aviation forum in Bangkok, titled “Asia Forum 2007: The future of Aviation”, with a commitment to step forward in the next decade of Star Alliance member’s collaboration at THAI’s Operation Centre, Suvarnabhumi airport.

During the Asia Forum 2007, Mr. Albrecht said that airlines had direct influence to build the future in three important areas – competition, technology and environment. In the area of competition, the alliance’s role was “to contribute to the members’ profitability beyond their individual capabilities”. He also urges decision-makers to keep investing in modern and cost-efficient airports, efficient air traffic management infrastructure and in well trained human resource and highlights that the aviation industry will be strong competition and regional consolidation with global alliance collaboration in the next decade. For technology, the rapid development in information technology offered endless potential to upgrade existing capabilities or initiate changes. With regards the environment, the industry is facing several challenges, such as additional taxes and fees; and tightened security requirements.

During the first session of the forum “Aviation: The New Frontiers”, Asia-Pacific becomes the region with the highest growth of air traffic in the world, while China and India are on top of the list in Asia. To support this, Mrs. Zhang Hexiang, Head of the Institute of Economy of Management Research, Aviation Industry Development Research Center of China, claimed that China is the engine of Asia Aviation and she predicted that by 2020, China will be able to compete with the US and European countries.

H.E. Gen Surayud Chulanont, Thailand ’s Prime Minister presided over the official opening ceremony. From his speech, he said that Thailand will gain a lot of advantages from the Star Alliance’s new members: Air China and Shanghai Airlines who will join Star Alliance by the end of the year.

In the session II, the titans of world aviation industry; Boeing, Airbus, Roll Royce, GE Aviation and United Technologies International Operations, discussed on the topic “Aircraft of the 21st Century and Implication on Asia”. The highlight of this session goes to Chief Engineer of Roll Royce, Mr. Martin J. Jones, who shows the new innovation of aircraft; reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The Forum’s last session pointed to the “Challenges for Asia’s Travel and Tourism Industry”. Amadeus’s Global President and CEO, Mr. José Antinto Tazon presents that tourism industry nowadays has grown up and become more and more important with a highlight topic “Technology: The Key to Leadership and Growth”. Mr. Tazon said that Amadeus, an online booking system, offers many advantages: cost less expenses and receives better reaction from customer, to the Amadeus’s member. This is also the way that will increase the business revenue. In the near future, Asia will be the centre of world’s aviation. Amadeus is ready to support Star Alliance’s and other new members to become the one and only in aviation business.

THAI’s President, Mr. Sumanaseni added that Bangkok’s newest airport Suvarnabhumi will play a vital role in the future aviation of Asia. The term “Under one roof” will be seen here in a few years with THAI’s hospitality.

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, “Asia Forum 2007: The future of Aviation” has created the next step of collaboration among Star Alliance’s members, high ranking aviation officials, key executives from leading airports, aircraft and engine manufactures, industry bodies and high ranking personnel from the government and tourism sectors.

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Results from THAI’s Board Meeting

Results from THAI’s Board Meeting

11 July 2007 at the Head Office of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, THAI held its Board of Directors Meeting, chaired by ACM Chalit Pukbhasuk, THAI’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, with the following results:



1. Aircraft Fuel Purchasing

THAI’s Board of Directors approved in principle of aircraft fuel purchasing for 11 overseas stations in four countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea, during the period 1 August 2007 – 31 July 2008 based on a budget of approximately 9,795 million baht. The purchase will be considered according to the lowest proposed price.



2. 10-Year Corporate Plan

THAI’s Board of Directors made a follow-up of the company’s 10-Year Corporate Plan and requested the Management to emphasize marketing plans and the company’s growth in order to remain competitive in the aviation industry. The 10-Year Corporate Plan will be proposed to the Board of Directors for consideration by September 2007.



3. Appointment of Long-Term Financial Leaser

THAI’s Board of Directors approved for HSH Nordbank to be the long- term financial leaser of Boeing B777-200ER aircraft numbers 5 and 6, equivalent to US$ 232 million.

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THAI Adjusts Fuel Surcharge

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited announced that the airline will increase its fuel surcharge on international flight sectors routed Bangkok-Auckland v.v., Bangkok-Los Angeles v.v., and Bangkok-New York v.v. as of 15 July 2007 onwards, due to increased fuel prices worldwide.



Mr. Wallop Bhukkanasut, THAI’s Executive Vice President for Commercial, said that as of 15 July 1007 onwards the company will increase its fuel surcharge on international flights, by collecting an increase in fuel surcharge from all passengers who fly THAI flights and tickets issued by THAI’s sales offices and travel agencies selling THAI air tickets in Thailand and overseas with rates as follows:



Bangkok-Auckland v.v. at USD 60 or the equivalent per sector/ per flight coupon, from previously USD 50 or the equivalent per sector/ per flight coupon.
Bangkok-Los Angeles v.v. and Bangkok-New York v.v. at USD 50 or the equivalent per sector/ per flight coupon, from previously USD 40 or the equivalent per sector/ per flight coupon.


Furthermore, the current insurance surcharge of USD 5 per international sector/ per flight coupon remains unchanged. Fuel surcharges on other international and domestic routes also remain unchanged.

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What are they laughing about?... Service quality? Cabin attendants' beauty?Announcenent in English language on board? Other possibilities, pls.advise...
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THAI Received Best First Class Lounge Award from Skytrax

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited received the Best First Class Lounge Award 2007 from Skytrax’s 2006/7 World Airline Survey. Mr. Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax survey organization, said, “THAI’s new Royal First Class Lounge at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport has the most extensive choice of options to satisfy passenger demand, and combines these facilities with exclusive staff service attention to offer what our respondents name as the world’s Best.”



In addition, Skytrax awarded THAI second place under the Best Airline of the Year 2007 category, up from fourth place in 2006.



Flg. Off. Apinan Sumanaseni, THAI’s President, said “We are delighted receive the Best First Class Lounge Award and to receive second place under the Best Airline of Year 2007 category from Skytrax. THAI stresses the importance of sustainable growth and I am proud to say that THAI has placed great emphasis in offering service from the heart, a standard which has been put into practice throughout the company’s 47 years operation and will continue into the airline’s future.”



THAI’s Royal Orchid Lounges at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport offers every facility for relaxation, refreshment, entertainment and for work. Features include private office and meeting rooms, telephone, fax and internet access; TV; libraries with international newspapers and journals. There are restrooms and showers, plus, for first class passengers, a Royal Spa providing two private therapy suites and sauna, exercise and yoga spaces.



The Word’s Best Airline Lounge Survey is commissioned and conducted by Skytrax Research of London. More than 90 different nationalities of survey respondents are represented in the final survey results.

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