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​Thai cautious on new routes as it awaits fleet clarity

October 25, 2018 / GREG WALDRON

Thai Airways International is taking a careful approach to growth as it tries to forge a more consolidated group approach, while it awaits for more clarity on its fleet plans.Nowadays, with the limited availability of metal, we have to be cautious launching new destinations, says Krittaphon Chantalitanon, vice-president of alliances and commercial strategy at Thai. Not to mention the yet to be resolved issues with the . In terms of expansion, we need to be extremely cautious, more so than in the past, until all these issues are resolved. Issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 issues powering its 787-8s have grounded four of its six examples the carrier also operates two -9s.