BANGKOK – Thai Airways International will continue all flights to European destinations as normal, after the national air carriers were not included on the EU Air Safety List.
THAI Airways President Charamporn Jotikasthira has revealed that the European Commission today released an update to the EU Air Safety List, declaring that all carriers from Thailand will not be affected from any bans or restrictions.
He has said that the European Commission’s meeting today, regarding the revision of aviation safety standards, has made no negative remarks regarding Thailand. The European Commission’s resolution will allow all flights to Europe by Thai-registered carriers to continue on as normal.
On this occasion, THAI Airways President has said that the national flag carrier has always been upholding to the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) standards as operational guidelines, and is willing to work with the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand and other carriers to upgrade the nation’s aviation safety standards in order to strengthen the Kingdom’s aviation industry.
The released statement by the European Commission today stated that air carriers from Thailand were sparred from the Air Safety List at this time, but authorities will closely monitoring the situation and future restrictions or bans to one or more carriers from Thailand remains a possibility should security concerns arise.