Thailand Domestic Flights to resume in September 1st
A trip to Thailand is practically a rite of passage for any seasoned traveler. Its enormous popularity is well-earned: postcard-perfect slices of white sand backed by mossy emerald karst mountains; ancient ruins and ornate temples; mouth-watering local food at unbelievably cheap prices; all-night parties that fade into lazy mornings filled with spa treatments; and enough scuba diving, rock climbing, kayaking, and trekking opportunities to satiate even the biggest thrill-seeker. Did I mention you can bathe with baby elephants? If it sounds like paradise, that’s because it is.
So What’s New in Thailand today?
A Thailand Transport Ministry said the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand is now permitting airlines to fly into and out of the zone most affected by the pandemic starting from Sept 1.
Domestic airlines starts to resume commercial flights out of Bangkok, a Covid-19 dark-red zone, as transport restrictions are eased amid tight enforcement of health and safety regulations.
The move follows the decision by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration to relax some restrictions enforced in the 29 provinces within the zone, including Bangkok. People are now able travel back and forth between provinces in the zones. However, they are subject to health surveillance measures at their destinations.
The measures range from province to province although one standard requirement is use of a contact tracing application. In most provinces, those arriving from dark-red zone must carry documentary proof of being Covid-19 free.
At Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang, as well as airports in Loei, Narathiwat and U-Tapao in Rayong, incoming passengers are not required to go through health screening. Airlines can now sell up to 70% of seats on a flight, up from the current maximum of 50%, to bring down ticket prices. However, the ban on in-flight meals and drinks remains.
Most airlines have announced they are returning to service from Sept 1. Thai Smile airline said it is resuming flights on select routes while Nok Air is operating out of Don Mueang airport. Thai AirAsia, the country’s main budget carrier, said it will restart flights on Sept 3 from Don Mueang airport. Thai Lion Air will also restore flights from the airport on Sept 1.(Source: Bangkok post)
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