THAI may cut some plane types for good after grounding jetsThai Airways aircraft are parked on the tarmac at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on March 25, 2020 after the airline suspended international flights due to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Thai Airways is grounding 69 of its 82 jets following a drop in passenger volume and route cancellations from the increased border restrictions imposed by the pandemic, the state-owned airline said in a statement earlier on Monday. Thai Airways was already facing financial trouble, reporting losses since 2017. The flag carrier had cancelled nearly all of its international routes after its president resigned amid the outbreak. Budget carrier Thai AirAsia is hibernating its fleet after suspending its international and domestic flights, its largest shareholder, Asia Aviation Plc (AAV) said.
Source: Bangkok Post March 30, 2020 09:22 UTC