Several airlines in Thailand, including Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, and Thai Lion Air, have asked the public for cooperation in the survey of weight measurement of passengers, inclusive of their carry-on luggage, before boarding.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, the passenger weight survey is in line with the standard measures of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the purpose is to aid in the calculation of the take-off weight of the aircraft, to ensure flight safety. The collected data will be anonymous and used for safety operations, complying with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).
At Bangkok Airways, the survey will be carried out until 31 October 2023. At Air Asia and Thai Lion Air, their surveys were completed on 20 October 2023.
The move follows a similar measure that has already been implemented by other international carriers, such as Korean Air and Air New Zealand, with the same objective of enhancing flight safety. (PRD)