The Thai Air Logo Paint Job, Crisis Communications, and Social Media

A couple of Tweets I appended to my last post: Regarding the painting over of logos on the aircraft of @ThaiAirways flight 679. This is not in line with @staralliance crisis (1/2) — Star Alliance (@staralliance) September 9, 2013 guidelines. It would appear that the official quoted was misinformed. (2/2) — Star Alliance (@staralliance) September […]

Update: Thai Airways Logo Paint Job Makes Headlines

An update to my previous post… Update two: September 10 — see Tweets embedded at the end of this post. Star Alliance said last night that “painting over of logos” is not Star Alliance policy. And an emailed statement from Thai Airways shortly thereafter confirmed this. The AP on last night’s accident: A Thai Airways […]

Thai Airways Plane Veers Off Suvarnabhumi Runway; 13 Injured

Happened late last night (Sunday night), Bangkok Post reports. Flight TG679, from Guangzhou. Nose gear collapsed; plane slid off runway At least 13 injured Delays expected today (Monday) at Suvarnabhumi airport The Bangkok Post reports: A Thai Airways International flight from China veered off the runway as it arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport Sunday, and the […]

Thai Airways President Fired: News Round-Up

Here are a few stories about the firing Monday of Piyasvasti Amranand, head of the country’s flag carrier, Thai Airways. The official MCOT reports: The board of directors of Thailand’s national flag carrier Thai Airways International (THAI) on Monday terminated the employment contract of President Piyasvasti Amranand, a decision which stirred outrage among the company’s […]

Thai Airways Says it’s Ending Nonstop Bangkok-LA Flights

Bad news for folks — and I am one — who like to fly Thai Airways nonstop between Bangkok and Los Angeles. The carrier recently said that as of May 1, TG 794 and 795 will connect in Seoul. And flights won’t be offered on Mon., Wed., and Fri. And the premium economy class is […]

Thai Airways to launch budget airline next year

MCOT says Thai Airways will launch a low-cost carrier in April, 2012: The new airline has not yet been given a name. “Thai Silk”, “Thai Wings” and “Thai Fly” were initially offered for selection by the public and THAI staff. And: Mr Ampon added that the board, meanwhile, approved the extension period of THAI and […]

Thai Airways flight from Bangkok to LA lands safely after bomb threat

AP: FBI: Flight lands in Los Angeles after bomb threat: LOS ANGELES — A Thai Airways flight from Bangkok landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday evening after a bomb threat written in poorly worded English was spotted on a bathroom mirror on the plane, authorities said. Airport officials were notified at 7:15 p.m. […]

Thai Airways chief quits over excess baggage scandal

Financial Times: The executive chairman of Thai Airways has resigned following allegations that he, his wife and another executive had flown with almost 400 kg of baggage between Tokyo and Bangkok last November. Wallop Bhukkanasut, the chairman, said most of the more than 40 pieces of luggage belonged to an unnamed but important person and […]