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Thailand to seek ICAO endorsement for five international airports at Phuket meeting

Thailand to seek ICAO endorsement for five international airports at Phuket meeting

BANGKOK: The meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Phuket next week marks a new phase in aviation development in Thailand, with authorities planning to ask the UN agency to endorse five more international airports.

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By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 16 July 2019, 07:30PM


Travellers at Udon Thani airport, one of five airports that the International Civil Aviation Organisation will be asked to recognise as new international airports during the Third Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium in Phuket next week. Photo: Dusida Worrachaddejchai

Travellers at Udon Thani airport, one of five airports that the International Civil Aviation Organisation will be asked to recognise as new international airports during the Third Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium in Phuket next week. Photo: Dusida Worrachaddejchai

The three-day Third Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium, from next Monday through Wednesday (July 22-24), is partly a result of the ICAO seeing potential in the Thai aviation industry, according to Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) chief Chula Sukmanop.

The move follows Thailand improving its aviation standards after the ICAO in 2017 lifted the “red flag” it gave the country for its failure to address safety concerns.

“But we still have more homework to do. It’s wrong to say we can take a rest now,” Mr Chula said.

Nobody knows whether the country will be red-flagged again, so the CAAT will not stop developing its aviation standards, he said.

During the meeting, aviation officials plan to speak with ICAO members about their airport development and air traffic management plans to deal with the increasing number of travellers.

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CAAT will also ask the ICAO to approve the upgrading of five more airports – Krabi, Surat Thani, Udon Thani, Hua Hin and Samui – to international airports, Mr Chula said.

His office is also preparing for a new round of ICAO safety inspections next year. At the next inspection, Thailand will have to clarify how to it plans to solve about 40 problems, Mr Chula said.

“The ICAO needs to make frequent inspections in response to the increasing number of passengers and flights,” he said.

 

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