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Thai Airways targets financial, strategic, operational and ownership improvements in 2011


Thai Airways is undergoing a comprehensive, top-down revamp aimed at restoring some gloss in the wake of the country's political turmoil and to enhance its competitive position in the region. There are some positive overall signs, as the economic environment improves, but uncertainty remains over the carrier's short-haul strategy. [2246 words]

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  • Rising revenues, capacity and load factors
  • Profit recovery; looking to remove state control
  • Retrofitting aircraft to improve service
  • Expanding in India and the South Pacific in 2011
  • Thai Government again questions establishment of Thai Tiger
  • The relationship with Nok Air

Graphs and data:

  • Thai Airways load factor: Nov-2009 to Nov-2010 (% and % change year-on-year)
  • Thai Airways aircraft retrofitting programme
  • Thai Airways route changes: 2010
  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport capacity (seats): Dec-2001 to Dec-2010
  • Nok Air route network: Dec-2010
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