Thai tour agents concerned about report of Japan’s ban of Thai chartered flights

Thai Tour Agents Association has urged the Civil Aviation Department to seek an explanation from its Japanese counterpart whether chartered flights from Thailand has been barred from landings in Japan,

Mr Suparoek Surangkoon, president of TTAA and Noomsao tour agency, said he was concerned about the yet to be verified report about the banned chartered flights from Thailand because between 4,000-5,000 Thais have already booked chartered flights to Japan during the Songkran festival.

He said he only heard that the Civil Aviation Department and some airlines operating chartered flights have been negotiating with Japan about the matter which he hoped would be settled amicably otherwise a plan B has to be worked out for the Thai tourists.

It was reported that Japan’s action against chartered flights from Thailand followed an assessment report from the International Civil Aviation Organisation which rated Thailand’s supervision of safety standards of air travels as below below standard.