Above: From Thairath, May 21, 2012
The caption reads: Fall from the heavens
On the chair: Piyasawat [Thai Airways CEO]
[This refers to the controversial sacking of the Thai Airways CEO who led the airline to a stunning financial turnaround. He was replaced by a Pheu Thai government loyalist.]
June 10, 2014: The news today of the junta cleaning house at Thai Airways (Junta cancels free flights for THAI board members) reminded us of the unfortunate fate of the Thai state airline under the Pheu Thai-led government. The firing of successful CEO Piyasawat and his replacement with a political lackey was noted with shock by the airline industry worldwide.