Govt won't let THAI go under: SomkidDeputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak yesterday said the government will not allow ailing flag-carrier Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) to collapse and dismissed rumours of impending lay-offs as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Mr Somkid said the government is ready to help the national airline, which was already beset with financial difficulties even before the pandemic began. News involving THAI that didn't come from the Finance Ministry should be considered false," he said. THAI employs about 20,000 staff, while its sister company Wingspan, which offers aviation-related services, has about 4,900 workers on its payroll. He added that THAI's other businesses, such as inflight catering and ground services, are still operating.
Source: Bangkok Post March 30, 2020 20:15 UTC