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Encyclopedia > Thai Airways International
Thai Airways International
การบินไทย
IATA
TG
ICAO
THA
Callsign
THAI
Founded 1960
Hubs Suvarnabhumi Airport
Focus cities Chiang Mai International Airport
Don Mueang International Airport
Phuket International Airport
Frequent flyer program Royal Orchid Plus
Member lounge Royal First Lounge
Royal Orchid Spa
Royal Silk Lounge
Royal Orchid Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 88 (+49 orders)
Destinations 74
Parent company Thai Ministry of Finance[1]
Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand
Key people Apinan Sumanaseni (president)
Chalit Pookpasuk (chairman)
Website: http://www.thaiairways.com
Thai Airways International's headquarters.
Thai Airways International's headquarters.

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (Thai: การบินไทย) (SET: THAI) is the national air carrier of Thailand, operating out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance network. The airline operates some of the longest non-stop commercial flights, including routes from Bangkok to New York and to Los Angeles. Skytrax awarded Thai Airways International 'Worlds Best Cabin Staff and The Best Airline in the World' in 2006, while placing first in the 'Airline of the Year' category in 2007.[2] IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... , Departure screen at Suvarnabhumi Thai sala pavilion at Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thai: ; pronounced //) (IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is the international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Chiang Mai International Airport is located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. ... Don Mueang (International) Airport (IATA: DMK, ICAO: VTBD) (or also (Old) Bangkok International Airport) (Thai: , also Don Muang) is an airport in Bangkok, Thailand. ... Phuket International Airport (IATA: HKT, ICAO: VTSP) is an airport in Phuket, Thailand. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006 US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery Star Alliance is the largest airline alliance, with the following points of... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Location Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 332 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Thai Airways Building. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 332 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Thai Airways Building. ... The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is the national stock exchange of Thailand. ... National airlines redirects here. ... , Departure screen at Suvarnabhumi Thai sala pavilion at Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thai: ; pronounced //) (IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is the international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand. ... All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006 US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery Star Alliance is the largest airline alliance, with the following points of... A non-stop flight in the aviation industry refers to any flight which does not involve any intermediate stops. ... Location Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... This article is about the state. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Skytrax is a United Kingdom-based researching company for commercial airlines. ...

Contents

History

Thai started as Thai Airways International, a joint venture with Scandinavian Airlines System (which initially held a 30% share), along with a domestic carrier, Thai Airways Company (Thai: เดินอากาศไทย). The carrier's first flight was on May 1, 1960. On April 1, 1977, the Thai government bought out the remaining 15% of SAS-owned shares. On April 1, 1988, the two carriers merged to form the present Thai Airways International.[3] Scandinavian Airlines System or SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Scandinavian countries, based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by SAS AB. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. ... Thai Airways may refer to the section Thai Airways International. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


The arrival of the A340-500 coincided with a change to the airline's image, including a new livery and a revised font for the title "Thai". For the road in England, see A340 road. ...


On May 1, 2005, the airline began a non-stop Bangkok-New York service (TG790/791) with a new A340-500. The New York bound flight time is 16 hours 55 minutes and Bangkok bound flight time is 17 hours 10 minutes. Routing from New York/JFK is via Bergen; Oslo; Stockholm; the Baltic States; south of Moscow; Kabul; south of Delhi and on into Bangkok. Routing from Bangkok/BKK is north over Laos and Vietnam; then over China and into Siberia; north to a very short crossing of the Chukchi Sea to near Nome, Alaska; east past Cambridge Bay and the southern end of the Northwest passage; then southeast over Hudson Bay to a point between Ottawa and Montreal. Finally over the Adirondacks and the Hudson Valley down into JFK. Citing very high fuel costs, Thai will discontinue the JFK service as of July 1, 2008. is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ...

Boeing 747-400 in current colours
Boeing 747-400 in current colours

Non-stop Bangkok-Los Angeles service (TG794/795) started on December 2, 2005, also using a new A340-500. The flight time is 16.5 hours eastbound. This replaces TG774/775 (LAX-KIX-BKK & BKK-KIX-LAX) service using Boeing 747-400 aircraft and the stop at Kansai International Airport in Osaka. However, THAI will be discontinuing BKK-LAX non-stop and will instead restart BKK-KIX-LAX from October 2008 amid cost cutting measures. The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... KIX redirects here. ... For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ...


Thai Airways International operates three weekly direct flights on the route BangkokJohannesburg v.v., utilizing A340-600 aircraft from October 2006 but there are rumours that THAI will be discontinuing this route as part of cost cutting measures from the record high cost of jet fuel. Location Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ...


Destinations

This is a list of airports that Thai Airways International flies to as of November 2006. ...

Cargo

Thai Airways Cargo operate 747-200F freighter aircraft service, twice weekly Bangkok-Dubai-Paris. This article is about transported goods. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


Fleet

The Thai Airways International fleet consists of the following aircraft as of May 2008:[4]

Thai Airways International Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First/Royal Silk/Premium Economy*/Economy)
Notes
Airbus A300-600 10
2
5
247 (0/46/201)
261 (0/28/233)
260 (0/28/232)
Some to be phased out in 2008-2009
Airbus A321-200 0
(20 orders)[5]
179 (0/20/159) For delivery between 2012-2017
Airbus A330-300 12
(8 orders)
305 (42/263) For delivery between 2008-2010
Airbus A340-500 4 215 (0/60/42/113) Ultra long-haul flights to New York and Los Angeles
To be phased out in 2008
Airbus A340-600 5
(1 order)
267 (8/60/199) For delivery in 2008
Airbus A380-800 0
(6 orders)
For delivery between 2010-2011, Will be used for Bangkok – London, Paris and Frankfurt routes
ATR-72-200 2 66 (0/0/66) Includes 1 aircraft leased out to Nok Air
Boeing 737-400 10 149 (0/12/137) Includes 4 aircraft leased out to Nok Air
Boeing 747-400 6
12
389 (14/50/325)
375 (10/40/325)
Boeing 777-200 8 309 (0/30/279) Domestic, China, Japan
Boeing 777-200ER 6 292 (0/30/262)
Boeing 777-300 4
2
388 (0/49/339)
364 (0/34/330)
Domestic, China, Japan
Boeing 787-9 0
(14 orders)[6]
For delivery between 2012-2015
Total number of aircraft 88
(49 orders)
*Premium Economy is only available on non-stop flights from Bangkok to Los Angeles and New York.
Thai Airways aircraft at Don Mueang International Airport
Thai Airways aircraft at Don Mueang International Airport

The average age of the Thai fleet was 10.5 years at December 2007. The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range, wide-body family of aircraft manufactured by Airbus Industries between 1972 and the present. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ... Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ... The A380s first landing following its maiden flight on April 27, 2005 The Airbus A380 is a double-decker, four-engined airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It first flew on April 27, 2005 from Toulouse, France. ... The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport Régional). ... Nok Air (Thai: ) is a low-cost airline based in Bangkok, Thailand. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... Nok Air (Thai: ) is a low-cost airline based in Bangkok, Thailand. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... American Airlines Boeing 777. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... American Airlines Boeing 777. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized wide body, twin engined passenger airliner currently under development by Boeing and scheduled to enter service in 2008. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Thai_Airways_tails-KayEss-2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Thai_Airways_tails-KayEss-2. ... Don Mueang (International) Airport (IATA: DMK, ICAO: VTBD) (or also (Old) Bangkok International Airport) (Thai: , also Don Muang) is an airport in Bangkok, Thailand. ...


Thai has ordered 6 Airbus A380 aircraft, which will be delivered from 2010 for use on services to Frankfurt, Paris and London where frequencies cannot yet be increased. The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ...


Six Airbus A300-600 will leave the fleet between 2008-2009, Thai will acquire 8 A330-300 as replacement aircraft for delivery between 2008 and 2010. The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range, wide-body family of aircraft manufactured by Airbus Industries between 1972 and the present. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ...


The airline has a plan to retire 47 planes, and buys 65 in 10 years, Thai plan to lease 14 Boeing 787-9, and buy 20 Airbus A321-200. The airline still studies the additional 8 747-8I and 23 on more Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s. The Boeing 747-8 is the latest variant of the Boeing 747, officially announced on November 14, 2005 as an evolutionary development of the Boeing 747-400. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... A350 may refer to: The Airbus A350, a development of the A330 to compete with Boeings 787 The A350 road in southwest England. ...


Because the delay of Boeing 787-900 program, Thai might not be able to get the planes within 2012. Therefore, they have the second plan to lease more A330-300 or Boeing 777s. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized wide body, twin engined passenger airliner currently under development by Boeing and scheduled to enter service in May 2008 [1][2]. It will carry between 210 and 330 passengers depending on the seating configuration, and will be more fuel-efficient than comparable... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


Thai has announced that the airline is going to sign a deal with the Airbus company for 2 A350-1000 with the future order and expected to get the first two planes in 2016. The number of the future order has not been announced.


In June 2008, Thai announced that the airline will not order any Boeing 747-8I for the replacement of its old Boeing 747-400. Recently Boeing had been trying to sell its 747-8I to Thai and other airlines in Asia. But the deals are not successful. Thai said that the 747-8I isn't much different from its 747-400. Thai said that the airline will order Boeing 777-300ER or Airbus A340-600 instead The Boeing 747-8 is the latest variant of the Boeing 747, officially announced on November 14, 2005 as an evolutionary development of the Boeing 747-400. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ...


Cabin Services

Thai has four travel classes: Royal First, Royal Silk, Premium Economy and Economy.


Royal First Class

The new Royal First Class was introduced with the arrival of the Airbus A340-600. It offers 8 single flat-beds seats. Furthermore, Thai's retrofited 12 Boeing 747-400s are also equipped with this B/E Aerospace seat which mostly serves Europe-Australia and some intra-Asian flights. The new seats are equipped with lumbar massage and personal touch screen with AVOD and IFE system. Passenger on Royal First class can pick from 22 different meal choices, which they can pre-order before they fly. The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-400 Tinker Belle taxiing to the take off point at London Heathrow Airport The Boeing 747-400 is at present the only model of the Boeing 747 in production and will remain the largest commercial airliner in service until the introduction of the Airbus A380. ...

Royal First class check-in at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Royal First class check-in at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Royal Silk (Business) Class

The new Royal Silk Class was also introduced with the arrival of Airbus A340-600. The new shell, angled lie-flat business class seats are installed on other 12 Boeing 747-400 aircraft, 2 Boeing 777-300 aircraft, all boeing 777-200 aircraft, all Boeing 777-200ER aircraft and all Airbus A340 aircraft. The pitch is 60"-62" between seats and width is 20"-21.5". When fully reclined (electrically adjusted) the seat becomes completely flat, however it is angled. The seat can perform lumbar massage. All seats are equipped with 17"-20" touch screen and AVOD IFE. Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... American Airlines Boeing 777. ... American Airlines Boeing 777. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ...


There are more choices of main course meal selection in Royal Silk class on international flights, although some may be identical to Economy Class offering. Premium alcoholic drinks are served with a more extensive choices of wine. Cheese is served after lunch and dinner. In addition, Royal Silk Class passengers have a dedicated check-in facility at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, dedicated check-in desks at major airports around the world, lounge access, priority boarding, pre-flight champagne, fast track lane for passport control & security-check and priority baggage handling.


Premium Economy Class

The new Premium Economy Class is only available on inter-continental flights between Bangkok(BKK) and Los Angeles(LAX) or New York(JFK) on Airbus A340-500 aircraft. The fare for Premium Economy Class is slightly higher than those of Economy. Premium Economy seating is configured as 2-3-2 rather than the standard 2-4-2 in Economy. Seat pitch is increased to 42", 135 degree angle of recline and the seat features a leg-rest. Premium Economy class passengers also have more choices over their meal selection. All seats of Premium Economy class are equipped with AVOD and IFE with 10.5" touch screen. Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ...


On some long-haul routes such as Bangkok – Copenhagen, Bangkok – Stockholm, aircraft with previous generation Business Class seats are used – therefore the seats are sold under Premium Economy Class fare. For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ...


Economy Class

Thai Airways Economy Class meal
Thai Airways Economy Class meal

The seat pitch on Economy cabin offers passengers up to 36" pitch in selected aircraft as well as 34" on all the other aircrafts. Seat rows are configured in a 3-3-3 configuration in Boeing 777-200, 777-300 and 777-200ER aircraft, 2-4-2 in Airbus A340-500, A340-600, A330-300 and A300-600 aircraft, 3-4-3 in Boeing 747-400 aircraft and 3-3 in Boeing 737-400 aircraft. All Economy seats in Airbus A340-500, Airbus A340-600, Boeing B777-200ER and Boeing 777-300 (HS-TKA and HS-TKB) have individual Audio-Video On Demand (AVOD) In-flight Entertainment (IFE) system with 10.5" touch screen with more than 50 movies to choose and also many varieties of songs, games, and videos. Passengers will be given a choice of Thai or Western meals. Alcoholic beverages are free and served to passengers over the legal age limit. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ... The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium-range, narrowbody commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ... The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ...


Royal Orchid Plus

Thai Airways International's Royal Orchid Plus is the first frequent flyer program established in Thailand[citation needed]. It has a membership of over two million members world-wide.


Earning Miles


There are two types of mile which can be earned towards a Royal Orchid Plus account.


Firstly, Eligible Qualifying Miles (EQM) this type of mile is earned on:

  • Thai Airways flights
  • TG codeshare flights on routes departing from/to Bangkok (Malaysian Airlines, Emirates Airlines, El Al Israel Airlines and China Eastern Airlines)
  • Star Alliance flights
  • Jet Airways flights

Qualifying Miles (Q Miles) are the miles flown and additional class of service miles on Thai and Star Alliance airlines. Royal Orchid Plus miles are earned based on the paid class of travel.

Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 in old livery, taking off
Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 in old livery, taking off

Secondly, Partner Miles are earned from non-airline partners, such as hotels. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 523 pixel Image in higher resolution (1704 × 1114 pixel, file size: 640 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Thai Airways International Boeing 747-400 (HS-TGR) takes off from London Heathrow Airport, England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 523 pixel Image in higher resolution (1704 × 1114 pixel, file size: 640 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Thai Airways International Boeing 747-400 (HS-TGR) takes off from London Heathrow Airport, England. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ...


Status Tiers


There are three tiers in the Royal Orchid Plus program

  • Member – entry-level status
  • Silver – requires 10,000 Q Miles in one calendar year or 15,000 Q Miles from the date of enrolment up to December 31 of the next complete calendar year
  • Gold – requires 50,000 Q Miles in one calendar year, 80,000 Q Miles from the date of enrolment up to December 31 of the next complete calendar year, or 40 international flown sectors on THAI within any 1 calendar year.

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Codeshare agreements

Check-in desks in Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok
Check-in desks in Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok

Thai Airways International codeshares with the following airlines: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Code sharing is a business term used in the airline industry for a procedure whereby one airline operates a service using its own flight number, e. ...

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Incidents and accidents

  • July 31, 1992Flight 311, an Airbus A310-304 hit the side of a hill 23 miles north of Kathmandu while descending towards Tribhuvan International Airport from Bangkok. All 113 on board (99 passengers and 14 crew) died. The accident was caused by technical faults (with flaps and a possible second unknown fault), pilot error and lack of equipment at TIA at the time (no radar).[7]
  • December 11, 1998Flight 261, another A310-200, bound for Surat Thani from Bangkok, during its third landing attempt in heavy rain, crashed into a rice paddy about 2 miles from Surat Thani airport; 102 of 143 aboard were killed.[8]
  • March 3, 2001 – a Boeing 737-400, bound for Chiang Mai from Bangkok, was destroyed by an explosion of the center wing tank resulting from ignition of the flammable fuel/air mixture in the tank. The source of the ignition energy for the explosion could not be determined with certainty, but the most likely source was an explosion originating at the center wing tank pump as a result of running the pump in the presence of metal shavings and a fuel/air mixture. [5] One flight attendant died [6].

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References

  1. ^ Major Shareholders. Stock Exchange of Thailand (2007-01-10). Retrieved on 2007-08-16.
  2. ^ AIRLINES wins Airline of the Year title in the 2007 World Airline Awards which were unveiled today by Skytrax
  3. ^ Thai Airways International Public Information
  4. ^ Thai Airways International Website November 2007
  5. ^ [1] Thai Airways Website 16 January 2008
  6. ^ [2] Thai Airways Website 16 January 2008
  7. ^ [3], [4]
  8. ^ Asia Economic News 14 December 1998

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