Transport and shipping

Transport infrastructure and facilities

B9bn plan unveiled for city canals

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) will submit plans to develop existing and new canal routes to promote passenger boat transportation in a bid to ease traffic congestion in a bid to ease traffic congestion in the capital. OTP director Punya ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

TAT optimistic about reaching long-haul market target

Stronger air traffic in the summer, with a projection of more than 98,000 flights, should help each long-haul market to exceed 1 million visitors by the end of this year, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, TAT deputy governor for Europe, Africa, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand seeks measures to bring down airfares

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Transport Ministry to proceed with a five-point plan to tackle the soaring prices of air tickets in the short and long term.Deputy Transport Minister Atirat Ratanasate said the ministry has informed the PM of the measures taken ...

Airports of Thailand to invest $1 billion to expand low-cost terminal

Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) plans to invest 36.8 billion baht ($1.08 billion) to expand its low-cost terminal at Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport and increase passenger capacity and boost tourism income, it said late on Wednesday.Construction will begin this year and take until 2029, AOT ...

Vietnam, Laos, Thailand strengthen transport connectivity

The 23rd preparatory conference of the nine provinces of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand that share the use of Road 8 and Road 12 was recently held in the central Lao province of Bolykhamsay to review their cooperation.A representative of Bolykhamsay province reported the implementation of ...

Covid may change aviation industry forever

After 2020 marked the onset and early waves of Covid-19, last year saw the full-scale impact of the pandemic crisis and the aviation industry remained one of its biggest casualties.Although some airlines were more impervious to the crisis than others, most would agree last year ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Trains prove to be most popular among year-end travellers

More than 1.3 million people used Thailand’s railway services on December 29 and 30, with more than 90,000 people travelling upcountry.The five lines that saw the highest number of passengers were: Southern: 26,852 passengers Northeast: 26,420 passengers Northern: 23,402 passengers Eastern: 11,010 passengers Mahachai-Mae Khlong: ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai air traffic rises 25% at the beginning of November after country reopening

The volume of flights from November 1-10 was 9,919, up 25 per cent from October, Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai) said on Saturday.Of the total flights, 2,243 flights were international flights, 6,651 domestic and 1,025 flights across Thai airspace, Aerothai Acting President Tinnagorn Choowong said. ...

The Nation Reporter

CAAT issues regulations for airlines to follow from Nov 1

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Saturday issued guidelines for airlines landing in Thailand from November 1.This move follows the government’s decision to allow double-jabbed travellers from 46 low-risk countries to enter Thailand without having to quarantine.An October 22 statement signed by CAAT ...

The Nation Reporter

Mor Prom app confirmed as Digital Health Pass for Thai air travel

The government’s Mor Prom app will be used as the Digital Health Pass for air passengers in Thailand, under an agreement reached on Wednesday by the Public Health Ministry, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Thai Airlines Association.The app will be used during the ...

The Nation Reporter

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