Thai Airways

THAI Board of Directors Meeting Results

Press Release   •   Nov 11, 2011 14:38 SGT

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) held its Board of Directors Meeting at Larn Luang Office, which was chaired by Mr. Ampon Kittiampon, THAI’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, with the following results.


1.Operating Results for October 2011

The THAI Board of Directors acknowledged the operating results for October 2011 as follows:    Cabin Factor for October 2011 averaged 65.8 percent which was lower than usual even though October was the first month of the Thai winter travel season, attributed to the flooding that started at the beginning of September and continuing into October over several provinces, including Bangkok.  

This caused a number of countries to issue travel advisories with concern about travel to Thailand, which resulted in travel cancellations or postponement.   For THAI, the cargo and commercial mail service in October was also affected.

The Company’s Available Seat-Kilometer (ASK) for October 2011 was 4.7 percent higher than the same month last year.   Revenue Passenger-Kilometer (RPK) for October 2011 was 7.3 percent lower than the same month last year.  

For the period from January to October 2011, the Company’s Available Seat-Kilometer (ASK) was 4.8 percent higher than the same period last year.   Revenue Passenger-Kilometer (RPK) was 1.8 percent higher than the same period last year.   Cabin factor averaged 71.5 percent, which was 2.9 percent lower than the same period last year.

Available Dead Load Ton-Kilometers (ADTK) for October 2011 was 1.1 percent lower than the same month the previous year.   Revenue Freight Ton-Kilometers (RFTK) for October 2011 was 9.7 percent lower than the same month last year.   Freight Load Factor for October 2011 averaged 57.1 percent, which was 8.6 percent lower than the same month last year.

For the period from January to October 2011, the Available Dead Load Ton-Kilometers (ADTK) was 7.3 percent higher than the same period last year.   Revenue Freight Ton-Kilometers (RFTK) was 2 percent lower than the same period last year.   Freight Load Factor averaged 56.6 percent, which was 8.7 percent lower than the same period last year.


2.Appointment of Board of Directors

THAI Board acknowledged the resignation of the following Board members:

1. Mr. Pravich Rattanapian

2. Mr. Varah Sucharitakul


and appointed new board members with effect from 11 November 2011 onwards, as follows:

1. Mr. Voradej Harnprasert, replacing Mr. Pravich Rattanapian

2. Mr. Chutinant Bhirom Bhakdi, replacing Mr. Varah Sucharitakul