Department of Airports Responds to Civil Aviation Board resolution to help airlines during the COVID-19 situation
Mr. Apirat Chaiwongnoi, Deputy Director-General, Department of Highways Maintain government agency Director-General of the Department of Airports (TEA) mentioned the case of helping airlines during the situation of the coronavirus infection epidemic 2019 (COVID-19) that the Department of Airports has followed the instructions of Mr. Sak Siam Chidchob, Minister of Transport That allows the aviation agency to assist the airlines that have been affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak is an urgent case.
On January 21, 2021, there was a meeting of the Civil Aviation Board (TGC) and chaired by the Minister of Transport. The Department of Airports has proposed two remedial measures:
1. Extend the period to reduce the landing charge by 50% for domestic flights and international flights.
2. Except for the collection of parking charge for the aircraft of the airline. According to the terms and conditions set by the Department of Airports The Civil Aviation Board has approved such measures. By providing assistance measures on a quarterly basis
The Civil Aviation Board Has ordered the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand Gather information and present the matter to the Ministry of Transport. To propose to the Cabinet for consideration and approval of compensation for the lost income from the Department of Airports Assistance Measures
Initially, while waiting for the cabinet meeting to approve the income compensation. Department of Airports will issue measures to remedy the airlines. Effective from 1-28 February 2021 as follows
1. Reduce the landing charge of aircraft by 50% for domestic flights and international flights.
2. Reduce the parking charge by 50% for domestic flights and international flights.
3. And extending the time to reduce rental rates for both airlines and merchant operators at a rate not lower than that specified by the Treasury Department. For operators of all airport activities under the Department of Airports The reduction in rental rates will take effect until March 31, 2021.
The Department of Airports will periodically assess the situation and consider ways of assistance. To assist entrepreneurs according to government policies and the Minister of Transport