6-Jun-2011 4:45 PM

Thai Airways to launch Thai Wing by 2Q2012

Thai Airways President President Piyasvasti Amranand stated the carrier expects to launch its medium-fare airline, tentatively called Thai Wing, by 2Q2012 (Dow Jones, 06-Jun-2011). The new unit will be modeled on Silk Air, a unit of Singapore Airlines, and will provide regional connectivity with Thai Airways' long-haul services. The unit will be a sub-brand of Thai Airways and will use the 11 narrow body aircraft the carrier plans to add to its fleet.