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The Transport Ministry is drafting new rules that will require charter airlines to place financial guarantees and take proper care of passengers in the event that they cannot operate flights. 

Transport Minister Chadchart Sithipan said new ministerial regulations would require all charter airlines to submit bank guarantees to the Civil Aviation Department at least three days prior to operating a non-scheduled or charter flight. The money would be a surety to cover any damage suffered by passengers and/or tour operators in the event of a flight cancellation.

The move follows the recent stranding of passengers by PC Air. South Korean authorities stopped the Thai airline's sole 200-seater plane from taking off from Seoul's Incheon airport in October.

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