Thursday, December 07, 2006

News From Thailand: We Can't Get No Satisfaction

The Bangkok Post reports that Bangkok Airways, one of the operators that ordered the last iteration of the A350 is getting a little tense, as the delivery has now slipped from 2011 to 2013, and the price has gone up by $40 million USD. The president of BA is not pleased with the delays and "...may turn to Boeing".

This comes on the heels of the statements coming from flag carrier Thai Airways, which has said that they are in negotiations over compensation with Airbus for the delays in its A380 orders, and that their fallback position is cancellation if they don't get a satisfactory reply. Well, there's negotiation and negotiation, but this sounds like a gun to the temple. That decision, according to Reuters will come after Thai's board of directors meet on December 19.

Stay tuned. Joyeux Noel, y'all.


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