More than 100 flights cancelled over Thai airlines safety concerns

More than 100 flights cancelled over Thai airlines safety concerns – themalaymailonline.com, March 31, 2015
…The halt is disrupting the peak travel season around the Thai new year in April. About 100 charter flights to Japan alone have been cancelled and some 30,000 tickets either refunded or modified, the director general of Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Somchai Piputwat told reporters yesterday.
Budget carriers have been worst hit though national carrier Thai Airways International, which is in the midst of a major restructuring, has also been prevented from expanding because of the halt, Thai officials said…

Passengers Fear for their Lives after Orient Thai Airlines Flight Falls from Sky – chiangmaicitylife.com, March 31, 2015

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3 Responses to More than 100 flights cancelled over Thai airlines safety concerns

  1. Wiz says:

    Big Jin upset for ICAO who still refused to give better grade for Thai aviation business – wrecking havoc on Thai tourist business in Summer
    http://www.tnamcot.com/2015/03/26/%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%A7-%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%9C%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%AB%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%97%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%84/

    Big Jin shocked to learn that ICAO has told Thai government to improve Civil Aviation since 2005 – It is Ai Maew’s interests to generate big boom on Low Cost Airlines to Kill Thai Inter if he cannot get Thai Inter as his own private properties.
    http://manager.co.th/Politics/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000036497

    Pubic outrage to learn that Civil Aviation has grant more and more license for Low Cost airlines despite of the fact that they failed to improve the safety – causing a trouble with ICAO and weakness of Bureaucrats who keep kowtowing the vested interests with political connections
    https://www.facebook.com/siriwanna.jill/posts/648043041996601
    http://www.bangkokbiznews.com/blog/detail/633947
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=648042671996638&set=pcb.648043041996601&type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=648042581996647&set=pcb.648043041996601&type=1&theater

    Now, China, South Korea have followed Japan not to fly the charter flights to their countries and Uncle Sam and EUs are following the suit – price to pay for pleasing politicians who want to run Low Cost airlines by granting licenses en mass.
    http://www.nationtv.tv/main/content/economy_business/378450170
    http://www.matichon.co.th/news_detail.php?newsid=1427791764
    http://www.thairath.co.th/content/489996?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
    http://news.voicetv.co.th/thailand/186537.html

    Dire consequence – 500 Thai tourists trapped in Incheon Airport since South Korea has prohibited Thai Charter flights to land in Korea
    http://www.thairath.co.th/content/489950

  2. wisekwai says:

    And why is Orient Thai not grounded permanently?

  3. Wiz says:

    And why is Orient Thai not grounded permanently? – Political connections matter.

    Settlement for the charter flights to Japan with Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and tourism of Japan – allowing Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) scrutiny on both airlines and Dept of Civil Aviation – need to be done within 3 months so it can make a peace with ICAO.
    http://www.manager.co.th/iBizChannel/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000037346
    http://www.manager.co.th/iBizChannel/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000037722

    After the mess from Civil Aviation Dept, Big jin order the creation of National Institute of Civil Aviation on 1 April 2015 to review all the 29 new airlines which prop up since 2005 when it used to be 12 airlines while the ICAO grade of Civil Aviation Dept has been deteriorated from 80% to 35.6% – this has been done by Article 44 (Modern Day Article 17)
    http://www.thairath.co.th/content/490353

    Even after the problem of Charter Flight to Japan has been solved by allowing Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) scrutiny on both airlines and Dept of Civil Aviation, the settlement with Korea still elusive. Take another 8 months to solve the problems
    http://www.manager.co.th/iBizChannel/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000036776
    http://www.thairath.co.th/content/490602

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