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Thai Airways to be restructured under bankruptcy court

Coronavirus forces decisive action over loss-making national flag carrier

Thai Airways planes are seen at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok on April 19. (Photo by Akira Kodaka) 

BANGKOK -- Thailand's government said on Tuesday that loss-making national flag carrier Thai Airways International will undergo a bankruptcy court-supervised restructuring, the latest sign of how the novel coronavirus pandemic has swept through the airline industry.

"Thai Airways will enter a rehabilitation process under the court," said Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. "This is my decision and the cabinet's."

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