Thailand's financially troubled Angel Air is to relaunch services in October, according to director Taradol Tyangkanon.

"We are waiting for approval from the Department of Aviation," says Taradol. Angel Air suspended operations as a result of financial difficulties in early June.

Initial services will be operated by a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar wet- leased from charter operator Orient Thai Airlines. The two airlines have been discussing co-operation (Flight International, 11-17 July). Taradol says that the lease arrangement will be renewed on an annual basis, and services will begin with daily Bangkok-Hong Kong flights.

The announcement has coincided with the resignation of several senior managers, including the chairman's adviser Veerachai Vannakul and sales and marketing director Yuwadee Srisawasdi. Veerachai is understood to have quit over concerns with the business plan.

Angel is seeking a strategic partner, and says it is in talks with airlines in China, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

Source: Flight International