Transport infrastructure and facilities

Airports and air travel

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 ...

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

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

Domestic Bangkok flights to resume in Sept

Domestic airlines will soon resume commercial flights out of Bangkok, a Covid-19 dark-red zone, as transport restrictions are eased amid tight enforcement of health and safety regulations.A Transport Ministry source said the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand will begin permitting airlines to fly into and ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Domestic flights suspended from Wednesday

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand on Sunday suspended most domestic flights in a bid to prevent inter-provincial travel amid the worsening Covid-19 crisis. The order will come into effect from Wednesday.However, airlines are still allowed to operate cargo, international and domestic flights under special ...

The Nation Reporter

AoT reports 71% drop in traffic amid Covid

Airports of Thailand (AoT) is saying that it is ready to welcome international tourists under the Phuket sandbox tourism scheme, while revealing that air traffic at six of its airports dropped by 71% in the last fiscal year to the Covid-19 pandemic.These comprise Suvarnabhumi, Don ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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