As reported earlier (News – June 15, 2015),the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) completed an audit of the Thai aviation sector and noted a number of deficiencies. As such, the agency announced that it has “significant safety concerns” in its final report.
Don Mueang International Airport
Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) is the second airport serving the Bangkok area. It was used as the chief international gateway for the city for more than 80 years until Suvarnabhumi International Airport was put into operations in 2006. By 2012, most of the low cost carriers began using this airport for both their domestic and international operations.
First post published on April 6, 2015 with additional updates on April 8, 2015.
Thai Chartered Flights
In our earlier post, ICAO noted significant safety concerns with the Thailand aviation industry. Various countries including Japan immediately imposed restrictions. Given the importance of Thai chartered flights to Japan (especially over the Songkran holidays), Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) visited Japan and obtained a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 3, 2015 which will allow the following 6 Thai airlines to operate chartered flights between Thailand and Japan for a six week period from April 11 to May 31, 2015:
- Asian Air (DM)
- Asia Atlantic Airlines (HB)
- Jet Asia Airways (JF)
- NokScoot (XW)
- Thai Air Asia X (XJ)
- Thai Airways International (TG)