Last week's "suspension" of Thai Airways President Kanok Abhiradee from day-to-day responsibility for managing the airline (ATWOnline, June 12), as suspected, was linked to the carrier's heavy June quarter loss. On Friday, Thai reported a deficit for the period of 7 billion baht ($171 million), double analysts' expectations for the seasonally weak period. It cited soaring fuel prices as the main culprit, but Transport Minister Pongsak Ruktapongpisal is setting up a committee to investigate ...

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