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SIA To Study Viability Of A Thai No-Frills Airline  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

Due to the Thai Prime Minister's disapproval at Thai Airways International, he has invited Singapore Airlines, via the Singapore Government, to study the viability of a low-cost airline based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The proposed airline was discussed between the two PMs of Singapore and Thailand during an informal summit. "We have kept SIA informed about what happened (at the summit). They will be conducting a detailed study in Thailand," said the Singaporean Minister of Transport - Yeo Cheow Tong.

"As PM Goh said this is called a commercial project and therefore SIA will be driving it. It must be commercially viable." "Singapore welcomes the idea because if we can play a role in opening up the Greater Mekong Subregion and turn Chiang Mai into a northern aviation hub, that will be useful."

More information at the AFP / Yahoo website

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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

I can't imagine that'll foster good feelings amongst the two *A members.

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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

Well newswire reports report that Thai has said that it is not interested and that it hopes private Thai airlines set up a no-frills airline based in Chiang Mai. No mention of Singapore Airlines though.


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User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

SIA has abandoned the plan.

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Good thing they abandon , if they set up the carrier in Thailand , this will only angered Thai Airways and relationship between both of them will detoriate furthur .


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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Its wierd that they abandon the plan after it has appeared in the papers today... funny.


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User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2503 times:

From most (if not all) press accounts, mention of SIA was made by the Thai Prime Minister . . . with the Singapore counterpart only agreeing to "explore the idea".

From my personal perspective. the Thai PM wanted to do something for his own "hometown" (yes, he hails from Chiang Mai-CNX) and is serving Thai Airways International an ultimatum to set up some sort of subsidiary in CNX. SIA is just a took being used to illustrate this fact.

I seriously doubt SIA sees this as a commercially-viable project . . . I am not even sure Thai (now that it has agreed to undertake the formation of such an airline) could make money on this.

KC Sim
Bangkok


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Bangkok Post:

Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) now appears less keen to introduce a no-frills service and wants Thai private airlines to pursue the plan instead.

Chai-anan Samudavanija, a THAI board member, told reporters that the smaller local airlines should be given priority to provide low-cost services as the nature of their services was more consistent with the goals of the project.



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