Skip to comments.French want easier access to airspace (Thailand)
Posted on 06/26/2013 7:25:26 PM PDT by TexGrill
French operators of private airlines have asked the government to change its rules regarding planes flying through Thai airspace.
Under current rules, airlines must submit requests to enter Thai airspace seven days in advance. The French firms want this reduced to one day.
Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt said Wednesday the airlines want the Department of Civil Aviation to adopt the same one-day request format used by other Asian nations.
The department's director-general Woradech Harnprasertkul said he is considering the request. However, an immediate change to the rule would be impossible.
The department will have to discuss the change with the air force, he said.
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The seven-day rule made sense in the 1970s. Today, with technology....information ought to flow in a matter of minutes, and be approved within an hour.
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