Search This Blog

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Small Bites: 1st VNA A350 Going in for Paint Job; Thai Cuts Routes, Fleet; Jetstar Employees Arrested for Stealing Fuel

A rendering of a VNA A350
Vietnam Airlines' (VNA's) first Airbus A350-900 (A359) is fully assembled and will be heading into the paint shop on Wednesday. Delivery is slated for late in the 2nd quarter of 2015.

(H/T Flyertalk user AlexMills93)

A Thai Airways A380
Thai Airways (TG), currently in a financial crisis, has made further cuts to routes from its homebase in Bangkok (BKK) to Paris, London, and Frankfurt. This is part of a rehabilitation plan embarked by TG to prevent falling into bankruptcy. Also included in the plan is decommissioning of 44 aircraft from its fleet of 141, including the accelerated retirement of its Airbus A340-600s (A346s). TG also regrets ordering the Airbus A380.

Photo source // Thanh Nien News
Several Jetstar Pacific (BL) employees have been arrested for stealing thousands of liters of jetfuel over the course of two years from Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN), and then reselling it after mixing it with diesel. Police recovered 5,800 liters of the stolen fuel.

No comments:

Post a Comment