Transport Minister presents policy on aviation enhancement

Thai Airways International Boeing 747-400 taking off from Phuket International Airport

Thai Airways International Boeing 747-400 taking off from Phuket International Airport. Image: Richard Vandervord.




BANGKOK, 17 January 2017 (NNT) – The Minister of Transport has assigned Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Company Limited (AEROTHAI) to help raise the standard of Thai aviation, targeting to enable the country to accommodate up to 2.7 million flights annually in the next 15 years.

Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith met with executives of AEROTHAI in order to follow up on the company’s undertakings and give them his policy guideline on the overhaul of the Thai aviation industry, with an aim of achieving an increase of 9-10 percent in air traffic each year. The minister stated that, in 2016, there were 909,000 flights operated in and out of Thailand and the figure is projected to reach one million this year and two million in 2027.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Surapan Laotharanarit



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