During the 1950s and 60s it was fairly standard for European flag carriers to act as consultants to developing nations nascent airlines especially if there was a colonial legacy. One of the most impressive relationships however was between Scandinavian Airlines and Thailand.
Thai Airways International started operations in 1960 as a joint venture between SAS and the Thai government to create an international airline for the nation.
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