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THAI to cancel 6 routes to 4 Asean countries

By THE NATION

 

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Sumeth Damrongchaitham, President of Thai Airways International (THAI), said on Monday that THAI is looking into the shutting down of six flight routes to 4 Indochinese countries, namely Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.

 

These routes, which all emanate from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, are to Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and Yangon.

 

“These routes are all covered by a small number of flights and have low customer capacity,” he said. “Once the cancellation plan is finalised, THAI will assign Thai Smile Airways to cover these routes instead.”

 

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Sumeth Damrongchaitham

 

Sumeth further explained that competition had become fiercer, with every airline dropping prices to stay ahead of its rivals. “THAI needs to adjust our strategies too to preserve our reservation rate. We will focus on rolling out promotional campaigns until year end.”

 

“However, next year’s strategy remains to be seen. Our prices this year have been reduced to a record low and if this strategy doesn’t work, we may take a different direction, such as seeking more partners for organisation tickets, increasing online channels, or giving privileges to frequent fliers,” he added.

 

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Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30377594

 

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nope, there is only one strategy that will work: put a LARGE broom through the emmigration department.

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"have low customer capacity"

 

Oh really! I have recently flown from Khon Kaen with Thai Air Asia on "Fly-Thru" flights to/from Phnom Penh and Yangon. They were almost FULL. 

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

we may take a different direction

Find a buyer to take THAI 100% private and get the Thai taxpayer out of this long-running financial disaster.

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11 hours ago, webfact said:

THAI is looking into the shutting down of six flight routes to 4 Indochinese countries, namely Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Nice way to treat your neighbours!

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11 hours ago, webfact said:

“However, next year’s strategy remains to be seen. Our prices this year have been reduced to a record low and if this strategy doesn’t work, we may take a different direction, such as seeking more partners for organisation tickets, increasing online channels, or giving privileges to frequent fliers,” he added.

The other option is to cop an even bigger loss next year!

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11 hours ago, webfact said:

or giving privileges to frequent fliers,” he added.

Privileges to frequent fliers is one thing... free flights to connected people is costing you dearly !

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Finally something at TG that makes sense. From BKK/DMK you can get a flight to Saigon or Hanoi for well under $100 by multiple carriers and TG is $250. There is no way they can compete on those routes. 

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