PASSENGERS travelling in and out Thailand now have to pay a surcharge of Bt15 per person per flight segment. The funds raised from the surcharge will be primarily used for improvements to the country’s aviation system as overseen by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, such as upgraded safety standards. But the move has angered the head of a travel agents’ association.
The CAAT and the International Air Transport Association agreed on November 1 to implement the new charge, but it did not go into full effect until yesterday.
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By SUCHAT SRITAMA