THAILAND: Govt braces for Europe air downgrade

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Photo: Bangkok Post

The government is scrambling to rectify aviation safety woes after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded Thailand’s air safety rating, six months after the kingdom was red-flagged by by the UN’s global air traffic agency.  Thai authorities have also been on tenterhooks as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is scheduled to announce the results of its audit of the country’s aviation safety standards next Thursday. Rumours of possible European Union (EU) trade sanctions caused a sell-off in local airline and hotel stocks and a 1.3% tumble on the Stock Exchange of Thailand main index yesterday.

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About Antoni Uni

I am born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and went to Spain, l'Escala - Costabrava, in 1988. After 15 years I made a mistake and went travelling in S.E. Asia. and in 2005 I dropped down in Bangkok where I still live. Mijn website met foto's is: http://www.antoniuniphotography.com/
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