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Thai Airlines Lament Lukewarm Reopening: Bangkok Post

Passengers and revenue are not even at 40% of 2019 levels, Nok Air chief executive Wutthiphum Jurangkool said

Thailand has been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic with only about 200,000 arrivals last year compared to nearly 40 million visitors in 2019 and 6.7 million in 2020. Photo: Reuters.


Air passenger traffic after Thailand‘s reopening on November 1 has not lived up to operators’ expectations as demand from foreign tourists has been lukewarm, the Bangkok Post reported.

“The airline rehired workers and resumed operations nationwide, but passengers and revenue are not even at 40% of 2019 levels,” Nok Air chief executive Wutthiphum Jurangkool said.

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George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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