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Thailand's One-Two-Go Grounds Half Its Fleet  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Thailand's One-Two-Go grounds half its fleet due to weak economy

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ds-half-its-fleet-due-to-weak.html

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High fuel prices and a faltering economy have led Orient Thai Airlines to scale back the flight operations of its low-cost carrier One-Two-Go and ground half that airline’s fleet of Boeing MD-80-series aircraft.

How is their profitability, can they sustain. This also reminds me of Oasis Hong Kong, a sad fate of beautiful livery. One-Two-Go livery is also among my favorites and I wish them best of luck and hope that they survive.

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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Thailands tourism figures aren't too bad, less US visitors are balanced out by a stable number of Europeans, and more asian, Russian and middle eastern tourists. I think they 'forgot' to mention that many Thais and tourists consider One-Two-Go unsafe, as they didn't seem they 'learned' enough from their crash last year on Phuket, but continue to cut corners. And also Air Asia and Nok Air are often cheaper on the same routes and seem to have a good safety.


nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2105 times:



Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 1):
Thailands tourism figures aren't too bad, less US visitors are balanced out by a stable number of Europeans, and more asian, Russian and middle eastern tourists.

Do you have numbers to support this? Tourism to Asia is UP by USA citizens over the last period I've seen data for, so are my countrymen just avoiding Thailand for some reason, or are you just assuming we are?



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2000 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
Do you have numbers to support this? Tourism to Asia is UP by USA citizens over the last period I've seen data for, so are my countrymen just avoiding Thailand for some reason, or are you just assuming we are?

The weak dollar, high fuel and creditcrunch have a projected impact on tourism, maybe not by numbers yet but projected future visitors start to have their impact already, and it the earlier estimates the airlines last year based their growth plans on have been adjusted downwards. See also Thai who will stop direct flights.
Anyway my point was actually, the faltering economy is used or abused as argument by One-Two-Fly because actually the tourism in Thailand isn't doing too bad.



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