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Thai Airways: pandemic delivers final blow to mismanaged carrier

Stripped of state protection, national icon faces drastic recovery overhaul

MASAYUKI YUDA, Nikkei staff writer | Thailand

BANGKOK -- These days, Bangkok's normally bustling main international airport feels like a museum dedicated to displaying Boeing and Airbus jets owned by Thai Airways International, with the national flag carrier's fleet largely grounded as the novel coronavirus pandemic paralyzes global air travel.

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