The Thai Airlines Association which is jointly established by 7 airlines, including Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia, Thai AirAsia X, Thai Smile Airways, Nok Air, Thai Lion Air and Thai Vietjet, announces the appointment of Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited, (3rd from right) to be the first president of the association as well as Vice Presidents of the Association, who are the Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of member airlines and association committee who are executive representatives from all 7 airlines. Along with organizing the association meeting, in order to inform the scope of board operations which includes guidelines and measures to reduce the impact of the members’ airlines from the COVID-19 situation. The meeting was held at Meeting Room 1, Floor 19, of Bangkok Airways Headquarters and was attended by Vice Presidents of the Association, who are the Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of member airlines as well as executive representatives from all 7 airlines who act as the committee of the association.
This meeting was organized for the first time with an important agenda. Firstly, informing the purpose of the association, discussing guidelines and various measures to reduce the impact on airline members from the COVID-19 situation, as well as developing the member’s proposals to the Thai Government such as a proposed vaccination against COVID-19 for front line airline employees, which are considered the gateway in welcoming foreign tourists to the country, a proposal for the government to reconsider the vaccine passport policy in order to drive Thai tourism forward while restoring trust from international tourists, and various proposals of measures and guidelines for airlines to be better prepared to welcome foreign tourists back to Thailand.