It’s been well advertised that the Duty Fee of AOT is currently undergoing a bidding competition. So here’s what we know: 22 May was the deadline for submission of bids. There were five companies that bid on the 22 May and these are: King Power Duty Free co (the current player) Bangkok Airways (BA) Plc […]

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BA has named South Korea’s Lotte as its partner to vie for concessions to operate duty-free shops at BKK’s main airport and 3 regional ones. Comment: Lotte has been vying for a spot in Thailands duty free market for years just look @ the mall they invested in next to RCA BGRIM sees erngs bottom […]

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BA to expand CLMV routes this yr, as it invests Bt1.815b in the purchase of 2 aircraft, sets 3.5% rev growth t/g, 3% psx growth to 6.16m, bids for duty-free concession with 2 partners. Comment: Valuation wise it is cheap given the holding of BDMS. And this is shown in the share buyback program. But […]

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AOT NESDC, formerly known as NESDB, opposes to AOT’s plan to build Terminal 2, asking AOT to stick to 2003 Master Plan by building 3rd runway and extensions to East/West passenger terminals. Comment: Who knows who’s right here. BDMS/BA BDMS’s founder, Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, paid Bt500m to settle stock manipulation cases. Comment: Short term thinking never […]

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AAV AAV anticipates turnaround from lower fuel costs and improved cabin factors yoy, will take delivery of 4 new aircrafts to accommodate new routes, focus CLMV and south Asia. Comment: Oil prices just confound me half the time. Then again a lot of things do. But at these levels I don’t see why the airlines […]

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So what’s happened? And so its been all over the news since last Friday (18/01) https://www.hooninside.com/news-feed/84882/view/ And finally it hit the English news over the weekend and yesterday: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-21/ban-on-thai-billionaire-prompts-slump-in-top-hospital-operator?srnd=premium-asia https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1615270/prasert-others-given-14-days-to-comply That the owner of Bangkok Airways Plc (BA) and Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Plc (BDMS) has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. […]

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BA SEC punishes top BA shareholders. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has imposed fines totaling Bt500mn against three major shareholders of SET-listed Bangkok Airways Plc (BA), including billionaire Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, for share price manipulation. (Bangkok Post, 19/1/19) Comment: Isn’t it silly? Not the SEC, the founder(s) of BDMS and BA. Their official paper net […]

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AOT AOT has budgeted Bt15bn to pay dividend of Bt1.05 per share, XD on Dec 13. The board gave the nod to another four-year term for the president of AOT, Nitinai Sirismatthakarn. (Thun Hoon, 3/12/18) Comment: And so tourism has recovered…what quite turnaround in emotions for the tourism related names AUCT AUCT expects revenue growth […]

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BA BA believes that VISA fee exemption will not be very effective, as it is just a short-term stimulus and the process is convoluted. It recommends the government exempt visas altogether, which will encourage tourists to make decisions more rapidly. It is negotiating with a European company to jointly bid for Suvarnabhumi’s duty free space. […]

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BA BA says it will miss its revenue growth target of 7-10% this year because of high fare competition. It expects 3Q18 results to grow QoQ supported by high season It expects passengers to grow by 4-6% this year. (Kao Hoon, 31/8/18) Comment: And they’ve been hit with the higher oil prices, but benefited from […]

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