Thai Airways International has decided to continue offering non-stop flights to the United States due to improved passenger loads. The national carrier had earlier considered ending the loss-ridden service.  Management resolved to maintain the services as well as continue to use Airbus A340-500s, blamed for the high costs, on the Bangkok-Los Angeles and Bangkok-New York routes.  The management was reportedly encouraged by the rising passenger numbers on the routes and the decline in losses.  Thai Airways has also announced plans to increase the number of direct flights in the Bangkok-LA and Bangkok-New York routes to daily from five times a week, starting in May, in keeping with its goal of turning Thailand into a hub for passengers flying between Asia and the United States.
Bangkok Post