Apr 15, 2015

Thai airlines getting noticed by Cambodia

After an ICAO international audit raised “significant safety concerns” about the standards of Thailand’s aviation authority, Cambodia’s State Secretariat for Civil Aviation says it has no plans to follow in the footsteps other Asian nations and ban new flights by Thai-based carriers. Sin Chansereyvutha- Spokesman of the SSCA said the Phnom Penh Post that Cambodia will take “a softer” neighbourly approach”, stopping short of banning Thai carriers.

“SSCA will monitor this issue. We will make sure that Thai Airlines comply with all [SSCA] regulations and requirements.”

Ang Kim Eang- Cambodian Association of Travel Agents president was quoted as saying there would be no noticeable impact on the number of travellers between Cambodia and Thailand because Cambodia would not ban flights,however we will certainly keep an eye on their safety.

Japan,China and South Korea blocked new flights and charters from Thai-registered airlines after the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organisation raised concerns surrounding Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation’s operational standards.

After being warned in 2005 that there were shortcomings, failed, The ICAO ‘s findings have seriously dented Thailand’s aviation image and puts the spotlight on why the DCA to correct them before the new audit was carried out last January.


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