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Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand planning to issue AOLs to two new airlines

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand is planning to grant air operating licenses (AOL) to two new carriers after the red flag that was slapped on by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) over the country’s aviation problems, was lifted last month. Thailand is now set to expand its aviation industry, which came under intense scrutiny after it was red-flagged in June of 2015 by the ICAO for its failure …

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Thai VietJet Air’s expansion to push through

Thai VietJet Air’s expansion plans are about to take off after the removal of the red flag on Thailand’s aviation safety. A Thai offshoot of the Vietnamese low-cost carrier group, VietJet Air’s growth plan would soon start after the completion of its license re-certification by Thai authorities. TVJA Chief Executive Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh revealed an aggressive campaign that includes expansion of international network, fleet expansion and increasing passenger volumes. …

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Thai Airways intends to return to United States market after safety upgrade

Thai Airways International intends to return to the United States market after completing a United Nations safety upgrade of its aviation sector bolstered the odds of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following suit. The carrier is keen on adding flights to America in 2018 if the FAA endorses Thailand to its top safety pro, said Krittaphon Chantalitanon, Vice-President of Alliances and Commercial strategy. He mentioned that the airline would add …

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Thai PM says lifting of red flag a significant turning point for country

Thailand’s government announced that the country would slowly regain its confidence in its aviation standard and Thai carriers are expected to add more flights after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) lifted the “red flag” status over safety issues. Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the development was a crucial turning point for the country’s aviation sector afterefforts raised the level of confidence in Thai airlines along with a …

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ICAO website indicates it has lifted “red flag” status on Thailand

The website of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) shows that it has lifted the “red flag” status on Thailand. Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand Director Chula Sukmanop said he was aware of the amendment but added that he had yet to get an official confirmation from ICAO, which according to reports, discussed the matter last week. If the decision is indeed confirmed, Thai carriers can look for new destinations, …

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Thailand hopeful “red flag” status could be lifted soon

Thailand is becoming increasingly optimistic that the “red flag” status slapped on them by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for significant safety concerns (SSC) could be lifted after numerous positive signs during the UN aviation watchdog recently wrapped up their field audit. The ICAO team, however, have declined to issue a comment regarding the audit until further assessment at their headquarters in Montreal can be finished. The team has …

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Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand hopeful ICAO’s “red-flag” would be lifted soon

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) is brimming with hope that the “red-flag” status that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) slapped on the country would be soon lifted. The statement comes just days before the ICAO would touch down onto the Southeast Asian nation for a planned audit of the CAAT and its continuing efforts to address significant safety concerns raised by the aviation body. The UN aviation …

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Thailand halts international flights by several Thai airlines

Thailand’s authorities have suspended international flights of Thai carriers that have not been given new operator certificates by the country’s aviation regulator. The move would impact 12 airlines, which if combined, only have a market share of 2% and will have little effect on the Thailand’s tourism-powered economy, according to a statement by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). Thailand’s aviation industry has been under a microscope after the …

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South Korea and Thailand to double number of designated airlines on bilateral routes

South Korea and Thailand have agreed to double the number of designated airlines on their bilateral routes as Seoul deals with declining tourist arrivals from China, according to information provided by the Transport Ministry. The agreement was finalized during aviation talks in Busan. There, Koo Bon-hwan, Director General of the Aviation Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, and his Thai counterpart, Chula Sukmanop, settled on the …

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CAAT affirms ban on Thai airlines done in compliance with ICAO standards

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has confirmed that the ban on airlines that are yet to be certified for international flights, is a standard policy according to the ICAO standards. CAAT Director-General Chula Sukmanop relayed that the ban on certain airlines that are yet to pass evaluation tests for the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to operate international flights effective from on September 1, 2017 is being done in …

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