THAI board to consider pilots’ demands on April 2

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BANGKOK, 15 April 2012 – A board meeting of Thai Airways International Public Company (THAI) will soon consider requests made by its crew, asking for greater benefits. 

A number of pilots and co-pilots of the national carrier took leave of absence amidst increased flights during Songkran holidays, consequently causing many flights delays. The move reportedly stems from their discontent with salaries and benefits.

THAI president Mr. Piyasvasti Amranand said that the deliberation on the requests will be made at the board meeting on April 20, which will be chaired by Secretary-General to the cabinet, Mr. Ampon Kittiampon.

The president of the national airliner said the missing number of pilots would be managed by the Flight Operations Department in order to return the situation to normalcy. Some THAI captains and flight attendants will reportedly continue to take leave of absence until their demands are satisfactorily met.