Thai Cargo to become independent cargo carrier

FROM 1 January, 2011, Thai Airways is planning on hiving its cargo division off into a separate subsidiary. Its accounts will be structured to become a fully independent ‘profit centre’ from its parent company.
Pichai Chunganuwad, managing director of the cargo and mail commercial department, says the new Thai Cargo will be operating eight of its own freighters within 10 years.
He added that the first of the future freighter fleet will be a medium-haul aircraft, such as an A300-600 or 767, which will enter service early next year, but the majority will be 747s.
The fleet will first support and then replace the space Thai currently buys on Southern Air’s 777-200Fs, by adding a third weekly flight on the 777s’ current Bangkok-Frankfurt service, a second weekly service on the Bangkok-Hong Kong-Amsterdam run and introducing a once-a-week flight on the Bangkok-Delhi-Amsterdam route.

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