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Ban on all international flights to Thailand extended

Ban on all international flights to Thailand extended

PHUKET: The ban on all inbound international passenger flights into Thailand has been extened through through to April 18.

By The Phuket News

Monday 6 April 2020, 11:26PM

Image: CAAT

Image: CAAT

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) issued the notice late this afternoon, hours before the initial three-day ban introduced on Friday was to conclude at midnight tonight (Apr 6).

The new order issued by CAAT Director-General Chula Sukmanop today will see the ban extended from 00:01am Apr 7 through to 23:59pm on April 18. (See notice here)

The ban does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian, medical or relief flights, cargo flights and any flights arriving in Thailand to repatriate nationals back to their home countries.


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Shwe | 09 April 2020 - 05:55:07

Postal services want mail to get to the final destination ASAP, I know this because I was operations manager at Hong Kong Air Cargo Ltd, (HACTL) for 10 years, we never handled mail, the reason I asked the question was in the hope that some sensible person would know what is going on, obviously I was wrong

Shwe | 09 April 2020 - 05:52:25

Cargo flights do not normally carry mail, various Postal Services usually use scheduled flights to save on time, most cargo flight carry good in Unit Load Devices (ULDs) these flights  go to centralized hubs where ULDs are offloaded and based on a manifest good are "unstuffed" and "restuffed" into other ULDS for loading onto flights for either the final destination or another h...

Jor12 | 08 April 2020 - 14:09:27

The facts are - as per the article - is that scheduled flights have been stopped by the CAAT, but the ban does not apply to "...cargo flights..." Are these facts good for you?

Pascale | 08 April 2020 - 13:05:35

@Shwe.  If you know the facts,why you even asked ?

Shwe | 08 April 2020 - 09:33:14

Pascale, Not all mail comes via cargo flights most letters and parcels come on scheduled flights, check your facts

Marcusbmco | 08 April 2020 - 07:10:12

Why do you, Bangkok Post, Thai gov, British Embassy,  others continue this fairytale??  There are flights everyday 

Pascale | 07 April 2020 - 15:56:56

Shwe, you can find the answer in the article. I will give you a hint: " Cargo"

Shwe | 07 April 2020 - 14:10:39

does this mean any letters or parcels from outside Thailand sent by EMS will not be delivered?


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