Unfinished mission at Nok Air

The carrier's boss says he's focused on the job and not looking for a parachute.

Rather than worrying about rumours of his imminent dismissal as chief executive of Nok Air, Patee Sarasin says he's preoccupied with turning the loss-ridden budget airline around.

Speaking to the Bangkok Post yesterday, Mr Patee shrugged off suggestions that certain elements at Thai Airways International (THAI), which holds a 39% stake in Nok Air, want to oust him after last year's record loss of 3.28 billion baht.

"I can't just jump ship, I'm responsible for getting Nok Air back in the black by ensuring that the recovery plan focused on cost cuts now in place is properly executed," said the 55-year-old, who has led the airline since its founding 13 years ago.

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