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THAI denies pilot resignation reports
Publication Date : 25-08-2014
Thai Airways International Executive Vice President Athisak Padchuenjai on Monday denied the reports that some 200 pilots have tendered resignation.
At a press conference, he said no resignation has been received yet.
He said that each year, some pilots resign but that is normal and does not damage the company’s operations. Each year, new pilots are also recruited.
Athisak noted that pilots are in high demand in the aviation industry. This may have spurred the reports.
Media reports yesterday said that these pilots resigned en masse on worries of the company’s finances. In the first half of this year, the airline showed over 10 billion baht in net loss. The outlook is not bright given fiercer competition in the industry, led mainly by low-cost airlines.
As of August, THAI employs 1,350 pilots.