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Pretty Angkookrat Warangnam beat hundreds of women to make it into the final of a modelling competition - and then shocked organisers by revealing she was born a man.

The Thai lady boy, known as Toon, entered Brighton’s Next Hot Model contest.

She sailed through the preliminary rounds, wowing judges with her deep brown eyes, long dark hair and slimline figure.

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Thai Airways International is reviewing its plan to acquire 38 new aircraft after it lost more than 10 billion baht last year, says chairman Amphon Kittiamphon.

The board of the national carrier instructed management to conduct a careful review and proceed cautiously with the plan to add 38 more jets. Any decisions must be in line with the company’s financial status after last year’s loss, Mr Amphon said.

He said the acquisition plan must take into account all factors affecting the company last year, for example, rising fuel prices, natural disasters and flooding.

However, the consideration of the plan would not affect THAI's overall operation. The company would not reduce its fleet size and would act in line with earlier cabinet resolutions supporting fleet expansion.  

"The board has approved in principle that new aircraft should be acquired by means of short-term leasing because it will not affect [the airline's] financial situation," Mr Amphon said.   

THAI reported a net loss for 2011 of 10.2 billion baht, compared with a net profit of 14.7 billion in 2010, even though its revenues last year rose 5% to 194.3 billion baht.

The company attributed the reversal to a number of factors including more costly fuel, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami which severely curtailed travel, and the year-end flooding that further hurt travel and tourism to Thailand.

The cabinet last year approved a Transport Ministry proposal for THAI to purchase or lease 75 aircraft over a 12-year period with a total budget of 457.12 billion baht, in order to replace some of the THAI's ageing, inefficient planes.

The new fleet would be acquired in two batches -- 37 planes in the first phase between now and 2017 with a budget of 210.6 billion baht, plus spare engines worth 5.47 billion, and then 38 planes between 2018 and 2022 for 229 billion baht, plus spare engines worth 11.98 billion.

The acquisitions of the first batch of planes have been completed and deliveries will begin this year.

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BANGKOK, Feb 3 - THAI Smile Air, Thai Airways International (THAI)'s new sub-brand carrier, will begin its first operational flight July 1 from Bangkok to Macau.

THAI Executive Vice President for Strategy and Business Development, Chokchai Panyayong, spoke after a board meeting which also approved business plans for both THAI and its new airline.

Flight captains and cabin crew are ready for THAI Smile Air’s operations, he said.

The first route to Macau will operate two flights daily. Tickets will begin being sold in April. The passenger load is expected to reach over 70 per cent per flight.

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Tiger Airways drops joint venture with Thai Airways

Mavis Toh Singapore
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"As a result, Thai, Tiger Airways and Ryanthai have today [8 December] decided not to proceed with the incorporation of Thai Tiger," the low-cost carrier said in a stock exchange statement.

Ryanthai is the third party involved in the agreement and was supposed to have a 10% share in the joint venture,

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By Suttinee Yuvejwattana and Anuchit Nguyen

Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Thailand’s four-month-old flood crisis began to ease as water levels fell north of Bangkok and Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. resumed output at some plants after parts supply recovered.

“The flooding situation has improved, with water receding and more water being drained to the sea,” Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wrote today on her Facebook page. “Drainage in the west may take some time, but the government has tried to clear the canals in that area to accelerate the process.”

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Explanatory cartoon videos concerning the Thai floods...Thai language with English subtitles.  Very interesting.

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