Apr 07

Photo below. Mr. Sopon Tanprasitthikul (third from left), Mission Commander of Aviation Resources Development, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), Mr. Keith Nearly (fourth from left) and Ms. Alison Mara (right).

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Mr. Sopon Tanprasitthikul, Mission Commander of Aviation Resources Development, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), presented a Puff & Pie basket from THAI Catering along with a bouquet and souvenirs to Mr. Keith Nearly and Ms. Alison Mara marking their 20th wedding anniversary.


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The couple traveled on THAI from London to Bangkok and participated in the THAI Simulator Experience on THAI’s Airbus A380 simulator as part of the “Fly Me to the Moon with TG Flight Simulator” activity at THAI headquarters on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.

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Mr. Keith Neary and Ms. Alison Mara are THAI passengers and have been Royal Orchid Plus gold card members for over 11 years.

Seveal years ago Capt Yothin took me for a trial run aboard a simulator. He told…

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Feb 19

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, as the representative of His Majesty the King, recently presided over the presentation ceremony of the Prince Mahidol Award 2014 at the Chakri Throne Hall, The Grand Palace.

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Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) was a proud sponsor of this prestigious occasion, bringing award selection committee members and award recipients to the Kingdom of Thailand.

This year’s laureate in the field of medicine was Professor Dr. Akira Endo, President of Biopharm Research Laboratories, Inc. and distinguished Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.  His pioneering work in the discovery of Statin has been recognized as a major milestone in the prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease and other major vascular diseases, saving millions of lives worldwide.

In the field of public health, the award was presented to Dr. Donald A. Henderson, Distinguished Scholar at the Center for Health Security at the University…

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Feb 04

Thai Airways and The Boeing Company together recently organized THAI’s 787 Goodwill Flight, whereby 21 boxes of donated medical supplies were handed over to Frontier Labourers for Christ in Chiang Mai.

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Photo above: Mrs. Petchpring Sarasin (back row, fifth from left), is seen in the photo with Mr. David Bizar (back row, sixth from left), as they handed over 1,000 blankets that were donated to students in Wieng Pa-Pao district, Chiang Rai province, which was received by Chao Dararat Na Lampoon (back row, fourth from left), alongside Mr. Prasert Jitpleecheep (back row, second from left), Marshal of Wieng Pa-Pao district, Chiang Rai province.

Mrs. Petchpring Sarasin, THAI Vice President, Corporate Image and Communications Department, alongside Mr. Friedrich Wiest, Boeing representative, organized THAI’s 787 Goodwill Flight that transported 21 boxes of medical supplies from Project C.U.R.E. of the United States of America, which are used in providing first aid training to local leaders…

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Jan 26

Bangkok, 26 January 2015 – The Transformation Plan of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) has been agreed to by the Government Super Board.  The Transformation Plan includes strategic framework covering six major areas aimed at ensuring stability and sustainability for THAI and bringing pride back to THAI as the national carrier.


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Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira, THAI President, said that THAI has drafted a transformation plan as the Company incurred losses for five consecutive quarters and for the first nine months of 2014 ending September 2014 THAI incurred a loss of 9,210.73 million baht.  THAI’s Board of Directors approved the draft plan on 16 January 2015 and THAI proposed the plan to the Government Super Board, which stated agreement on 26 January 2015 to proceed with the plan.

The essence of the Transformation Plan encompasses identifying problems being faced by the Company, developing strategic initiatives, establishing timeframe for achieving milestones, establishing key…

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Dec 13

Thai Airways was recently awarded the ICT Best Practice Awards 2014 in recognition for its information technology services that supports the company’s full services.

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Photo: Mr. Saroj Yuttatri (left), THAI Vice President of Information Technology Service Department, represented the company and received the ICT Best Practice Awards 2014 in the Business Service category from Mr. Viroj Tocharoenvanich (right), CAT senior Executive Vice President.

For the record, ICT, Information and Communications Technologies, is an umbrella term that includes any communication device or application, encompassing: radio, television, cellular phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems and so on, as well as the various services and applications associated with them, such as videoconferencing.

In other words, ICT) is basically society’s efforts to teach its current and emerging citizens valuable knowledge and skills around computing and communications devices, software that operates them, applications that run on them and systems that are built with them.

Mr. Saroj…

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Dec 12

Thai Airways (THAI) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently launched the Fly & Bike Thailand on the occasion of His Majesty the King’s 87th Birthday Anniversary to promote tourism in Thailand through bicycling.

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Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira, THAI President, officially released the bike parade of 999 cyclists. The 18.5 kilometer bike route began at the THAI Head Office on Vibhavadi Road, passing through Victory Monument, the Royal Plaza, then onward to Rama VIII Bridge over the Chao Phraya River and to Siriraj Hospital’s 100 Years Commemorative Hall, where the bicyclists wished His Majesty good health. The bike parade then moved on to Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan where participants made merits.

Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), also joined the activity along with members of THAI and TAT Management and staff, as well as celebrities. Supporters of the activity included Airbus Company, THAI-Amadeus Southeast Asia Co., Ltd., Thai…

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Dec 10

Thai Airways International (THAI) recently picked up the Best Economy Class award.

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“Thai Airways offers some of the best value in Economy Class not only in the Asian region but throughout the airline industry. Their service is perfect, meals filling and frequent and the in-flight entertainment of superior quality,” said Mr Geoffrey Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of AirlineRatings.com.  “Thai Airways has always offered exceptional service, and the combination with cabin innovations of the Boeing 787 is a winning team,” added Mr Thomas.

A recent review by Sharon Petersen from AirlineRatings.com: THAI’s Economy Class on the 787 Dreamliner offers a great sense of space, wide sculptured ceilings, large windows with dimmers and less jetlag.  THAI is a major and equal player in the premium category of airlines.  With a world class in flight product, brand new state of the art aircraft and excellent value for money, it is keeping its competitors in this premium travel…

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Dec 05

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A few weeks ago I wrote in this blog about the new president at THAI. On 04 December 2014, Thai Airways officially welcomed the new President, Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira, aboard.

The ceremony was held at the Company’s head office. Flt. Lt. Montree Jumrieng, THAI Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Sustainable Development, together with management and staff gave a warm welcome to the new president, who was pinned with a new company ID card and presented a life-size memento ID card.

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Harold Stephens,

Travel Correspondent for Thai Airways

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Nov 25

thai-receives-csr-recognition-2014_1Photo above: Mrs. Petchpring Sarasin (center), Thai Airways, Vice President of Corporate Image and Communication Department; Kesara Manchusree (far right), President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET); Dr. Sathit Limpongpan (second from right), Chairman, The Stock Exchange of Thailand), Dr. Chaiwat Viboonsawat (second from left), Advisor to the CSR Recognition Award; and Mrs. Patareeya Benjapolchai (far left), staff of the CSR Recognition Award.

Mrs. Petchpring Sarasin Thai Airways Vice President of Corporate Image and Communication Department, represented THAI in accepting the Corporate Social Responsibility Recognition Awards 2014 from Mrs. Kesara Manchusree (far right), President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Dr. Sathit Limpongpan, Chairman, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Dr. Chaiwat Viboonsawat, Advisor to the CSR Recognition Award, and Mrs. Patareeya Benjapolchai, staff of the CSR Recognition Award, expressed congratulations on the award that was presented during a ceremony held at The Stock Exchange of Thailand Head Office.

The CSR Recognition…

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Nov 19


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Photo right: Mrs. Petchpring Sarasin (center), Thai Airways Vice President of Corporate Image and Communication Department. (left), President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).


The Stock Exchange of Thailand award––the Outstanding Sustainability Report Awards––ceremony was held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Mrs. Petchpring Sarasin, Thai Airways International Vice President of Corporate Image and Communication Department, represented THAI in accepting the Outstanding Sustainability Report Awards 2014 from Mrs. Kesara Manchusree, President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand.

THAI has received the Outstanding Sustainability Report Awards for two consecutive years. Through the support of the Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, THAI has registered as Thai CSR Club, to promote listed companies publish valuable public information in the form of sustainability report for investors.

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is the national stock exchange of Thailand. It is a juristic entity set up under the Securities Exchange of Thailand Act, B.E. 2517 (1974).…

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