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CAAT set out rules for the resumption of local flights

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CAAT set out rules for the resumption of local flights

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will meet with local airlines on Thursday, April 23rd to discuss the possibility of resuming domestic flights when the ban is lifted on May 1st.

Many local carriers including Bangkok Airways and Air Asia stopped flying domestically due to the coronavirus outbreak.

However, they plan to resume domestic flights in Thailand when the emergency decree ends at the beginning of next month and will come up with procedures to ensure they comply with reducing the spread of covid-19.

Measures include requiring all passengers to wear face masks while onboard, only allowing every other seat to be occupied, and ceasing the service of food and drinks on board.

While many domestic airlines want to resume operations as soon as possible, Thai Smile has informed the CAAT that it will not resume flying until June 1st.

CAAT will also look into the possibility of lifting the ban on international flights on April 30th as planned or to extend the ban for a longer period of time.

Source: The Nation