LPSHobby
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Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:03 am

Thai Airways is assessing whether it needs to adjust its fleet upgrade plans, with the latest review expected to be completed by year-end.

The Thailand flag carrier had submitted a plan for new aircraft orders to the appropriate government ministries and cabinet for approval. However, it has now withdrawn the plan, so it can be reviewed before being resubmitted to the government, the airline said. This move was prompted by senior government officials.

The review also allows Thai Airways’ new leaders to examine the fleet strategy that was created by their predecessors. The airline named Sumeth Damrongchaitham as its new president and CEO on Aug. 10, and he took over on Sept. 1. Thai also appointed Ekniti Nitithanprapas as its new board chairman, effective July 10.

Plans to order 23 aircraft were included in Thai’s 2018-2022 fleet strategy. It needs to obtain government approvals for the orders because the state owns a majority of shares. The carrier had already obtained approval from the transport ministry, but also needed authorization from the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board and the cabinet.

source: http://atwonline.com/airframes/thai-air ... rade-plans

your toughts, please !!
 
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Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:17 am

Fleet needs to be standardized this way:
777-200, 777-300, 747-400 (except HS-TGF, HS-TGG) needs to leave the fleet.
Transfer all the 787-8 to WE(Thai Smile)
Reconfigure the J and Y product on the 777-200ER and A330-343 fleets
Standardize the J product to VantageXL for regional J and Steilia Solstys for longhaul J
Order the A320 or A321NEO
Order 8 more A350-900 and 8 more 787-9 for longhaul flights, potentially relaunching LAX, JNB, MAD and also expanding to SFO, YVR, MAN in the future
 
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Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:23 am

[quote="TheEuphorian"]Fleet needs to be standardized this way:
777-200, 777-300, 747-400 (except HS-TGF, HS-TGG) needs to leave the fleet.
Transfer all the 787-8 to WE(Thai Smile)
Reconfigure the J and Y product on the 777-200ER and A330-343 fleets


won´t hese 777-200ER and A330-300 leave the fleet soon?
 
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Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 am

I say, order some 747-8s (let's say 3). :stirthepot: :grin: :duck:
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Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:30 am

workhorse wrote:
I say, order some 747-8s (let's say 3). :grin: :duck:


why just 3?
 
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Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:36 am

LPSHobby wrote:
workhorse wrote:
I say, order some 747-8s (let's say 3). :grin: :duck:


why just 3?


Because it's more fun! :hyper:

[Serious]
TG has been the butt of a lot of jokes here on a-net for a fleet policy judged by most inefficient: ordering a little bit of everything. Hence the pun.

330, 350, 380, 787, 777 and 747-8 would be a "typical" TG fleet: every widebody type currently available on the market.
[/Serious]
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Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:40 am

workhorse wrote:
LPSHobby wrote:
workhorse wrote:
I say, order some 747-8s (let's say 3). :grin: :duck:


why just 3?


Because it's more fun!

like Kraftwerk:

It´s more fun to compute, tan-nan-nan !!!!!
 
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Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:42 am

LPSHobby wrote:
Because it's more fun!

like Kraftwerk:

It´s more fun to compute, tan-nan-nan !!!!!


Exactly! :D
 
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Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:52 am

I also would like to add that I absolutely love TG and think their quality of service (comfort of the seats, kindness of the crew, food...) is one of the best in the world.
 
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Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:53 am

They seriously needs to keep fleet as simple as possible. Give up some markets if necessary. There 26 B777-200/300 and B744 needs to be replaced with B789 and eventually 15 A330 needs to be replaced with A350. Keep the fleet as simple as 6 A380 and supplement with 27 A350 and 25 B789 as well as the 14 B777-300ER would be good first step.
 
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Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:49 am

As an airliner enthusiast, I think it is great that Thai Airways has such a diverse wide body fleet.

As an armchair CEO, yes it is frustrating.

As a passenger, it its frustrating not getting a consistent hard product on all their aircrafts.
My comments are based as an aviation enthusiast first, then as a passenger who paid for his own ticket, after that a passenger on a business trip and finally an armchair CEO.
 
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Re: Thai Airways re-evaluates fleet upgrade plans

Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:23 pm

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