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2008-08-01 12:00:50

By Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jul. 31--While most airlines are either cutting back on flights through Bangkok in response to the slowdown in traffic triggered by spiking fuel prices and sluggish low-season demand, one foreign carrier is doing the contrary. Flag carrier SriLankan Airlines ramped up its Bangkok-Colombo operation on July 15 to 10 flights a week from seven previously. The increase represents about 900 additional seats per week. "It's a totally...

2008-07-23 15:00:59

By Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jul. 23--Airline business confidence slumped to new lows in the second quarter of this year following a steep decline in the preceding quarter, and airline chief finance officers now expect a further deterioration in the next 12 months. The July 2008 responses to a survey conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) underscore the worsening business environment faced by airlines in recent months. Only 10...

2008-07-22 00:00:29

By Daniel Michaels As the airline industry grapples with record fuel prices, long intercontinental flights are taking a big hit. Several U.S. carriers are delaying the start of new flights to China and Russia, while overseas airlines are ditching even longer flights. The shift comes despite new airplanes from Airbus and Boeing Co. that can carry hundreds of people for more than 18 hours on routes that previously required at least one stop, such as between Singapore and New York or...

2008-07-21 12:00:54

By Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jul. 16--The founder of One-Two-Go Airlines is taking a long, hard look at the possibility of ceasing the budget carrier's flight operations in a damage-control exercise at a time of skyrocketing fuel prices and declining traffic demand. Udom Tantiprasongchai told the Bangkok Post that he was seriously pondering whether to ground One-Two-Go "temporarily" on mounting cost pressures and poor business outlook. "I'm not lying to...

2008-07-06 09:00:15

In advance of its launch of the world's first non-stop services from Dubai to Los Angeles and San Francisco, Emirates Airline recently completed the final instalment of its tour of five West Coast roadshows for the U.S. travel industry at an exclusive event held at the Fairmont San Jose, California. The star of the shows was the Emirates newly-designed First Class Private Suite- one of the many outstanding products that has highlighted the airline's reputation for delivering excellence in...

2008-07-03 15:00:28

By Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jul. 3--Thai AirAsia (TAA) is scrambling to curtail losses this year at no more than the 2007 level as skyrocketing fuel prices and slowing traffic demand make it increasingly harder to run a budget airline. Some of its strategies are unconventional for a low-cost carrier as it looks to lift revenues and keep seats filled even it means they do offer no profit margin. TAA could be in the red again this year but hopes the loss will...

2008-07-01 12:00:28

By Nareerat Wiriyapong, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jun. 30--Bangkok Weaving Mills Ltd expects to achieve total revenue of about two billion baht this year by cutting energy costs and squeezing benefits from brand creation. The group, which operates five factories for an integrated textile business, has created four brands including Piumino mattresses over the past four years. The brand is now exported to markets such as India, said managing director Phongsak Assakul. The factories...

2008-06-27 09:02:49

Thai Airways has announced that it will suspend its service between Bangkok and New York, effective July 1, 2008, due to the continually increasing cost of jet fuel. The airline said that, while it will discontinue its New York operations, the company will retain service on the return Bangkok-Los Angeles route, which will utilize Airbus A340-500 aircraft until September 2008. Thereafter, the carrier will utilize Boeing 777-200ER aircraft to and from Los Angeles at five flights per week....

2008-06-24 02:29:59

By Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jun. 20--Far-reaching implications of any drastic decision are holding back leaders of Nok Airlines from determining the fate of the budget carrier, which has been hit hard by high fuel prices and falling traffic. Top management executives representing the airline and major shareholder Thai Airways International (THAI) are due to meet again early next week to make a final decision, following up on earlier talks held on June 10....

2008-01-22 12:00:36

By Nareerat Wiriyapong, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jan. 21--The SET-listed subway operator Bangkok Metro Plc (BMCL) expects to break even by 2011, even though this year it would likely fall well short of its original target of 300,000 daily passengers. Managing director Sombat Kitjalaksana said the delay in extending Bangkok's rail network stemmed from lower-than-expected passenger growth over the past three years. The subway, which runs from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue with a total...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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