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Thai Airways to fly first A380 from October

Thai executive office said three A380s will be delivered to THAI within this year, and the second superjumbo will be added to the Bangkok-Frankfurt route.

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Thai Airways International (THAI) will fly its first Airbus A380 to Hong Kong and Singapore after receiving the aircraft on Sept 27, a senior THAI executive said.

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Thai executive office said three A380s will be delivered to THAI within this year, and the second superjumbo will be added to the Bangkok-Frankfurt route.

He said THAI will have a total of six A380s, each with a capacity of 507 seats.

Mr Ampon Kittiampon, Chairman of THAI Board of Directors, said THAI’s passengers on European routes were reported at 70 percent capacity despite the economic crisis in the Eurozone.

The national airline has enjoyed continued and satisfactory growth on regional routes, such as to Japan, China and Southeast Asia, Mr Ampon said, expressing confidence that THAI’s overall performance will be positive despite the EU debt crisis and the massive floods of last year which have had an impact on the Thai economy. (MCOT online news)

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EssilorLuxottica reports €190M fraud in Thailand

The financial impact is estimated to be of a maximum of Euro 190 million before insurance, pending legal actions

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EssilorLuxottica announces that its subsidiary Essilor International recently discovered fraudulent fund transfers in one of its plants in Thailand.

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Thailand’s English proficiency falls to “very low”

The report shows that Thailand fell to 74th out of 100 countries, a 10 points drop compared to 2018, with a score of 47.62 considered a “very low” competence.

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English proficiency is not a strong point for Thais: their level is falling again for the third year in a row, according to the annual English Proficiency Index developed by EF Education First World Education Society.

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Thailand ranks 31st in WEF tourism competitiveness index

Seven of the subregion’s nine economies improved their T&T competitiveness since the last edition of the report.

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Thailand ranked 31st in the tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2019, the country has South-East Asia’s largest T&T GDP, which is reinforced by some of Asia-Pacific’s most attractive natural resources (10th) and most efficient tourist services infrastructure (14th).

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