The Civil Aviation Department has come up with measures to better control charter airlines by requiring them to place guarantee money as surety and submit a contingency plan in case they are unable to operate their flights.
The move follows the recent stranding of passengers by PC Air. South Korean authorities stopped PC Air's sole 200-seater plane from taking off from Seoul's Incheon airport last Tuesday.
The move, which left hundreds of passengers stranded, arose due to a conflict between the airline and its South Korean agent, Skyjet, over unpaid bills for airport charges and jet fuel totalling more than 10 million baht.
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