CAAT Invites Airlines To Discuss Restarting International Flights on 1st July

CAAT Statement on International Flights

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has invited 14 airlines and charter jet operators registered in Thailand to discuss their readiness to restart inbound and outbound international flights.

Chula Sukmanop, CAAT Director-General said that before allowing resumption of services, CAAT needs to know the destinations they want to fly to and if those destinations will allow flights.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th June 2020.

Mr Sukmanop also stated that permission to allow international flights from 1st July 2020 would depend on the recommendation of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration and the Public Health Ministry.

A CAAT report specified that the agency would allow flights to safe destinations or destinations needing a restart of services. Also, the CAAT would permit only some groups of people to travel, such as business people.

Due to the government’s easing of the ban on domestic flights, domestic passengers totalled 422,359 in May, 3 times more than in April.

International flight passengers in May totalled 36,058, down 18.6 per cent from April.

CAAT has banned all inbound and outbound international flights, except in special cases, until 30th June 2020.