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  • Balloonists set world record

    31 Jan 2015 : ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — A pair of American and Russian pilots has travelled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.

  • Taxi driver pays B3k fine over meter scam

    31 Jan 2015 : The Suvarnabhumi airport taxi driver caught on video cheating a Japanese passenger on Friday faced the music when he reported to the Department of Land Transport (DLT).

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  • THAI rejects plan to sell off property

    24 Jan 2015 : A consultant has suggested Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) sells its main office building on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road and its properties abroad as part of its business rehabilitation plan.

  • aviation

    Business Air wins take-off go-ahead, warned on safety

    24 Jan 2015 : The Administrative Court has granted Business Air the right to resume operations pending a final ruling on its massive unpaid debt burden.

  • BMA 'goes slow' for road safety

    24 Jan 2015 : It was lunchtime in December and Asok Road was clogged with traffic. As soon as the traffic light turned red, a woman — among the crowd waiting to cross the road — rushed to be the first to set foot on the pedestrian crossing, expecting all the drivers to respect the red light.

  • Business Air's fate uncertain

    23 Jan 2015 : The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) insists it will have the last word on whether Business Air will fly again, despite a court ruling in favour of the financially strapped carrier.

  • SRT buying 100 locomotives

    23 Jan 2015 : The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will buy 100 new locomotives over the next 30 months to increase its passenger and cargo handling capacity by 3-4 times, according to acting governor Prasert Attanant.

  • Single Asean aviation system needed

    23 Jan 2015 : SINGAPORE — Southeast Asia needs a regional air safety and air traffic control system to streamline fragmented regulations and ensure common standards, says AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes.

  • transport

    MRTA to probe surge in Blue Line cost

    23 Jan 2015 : The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has set up a panel to look into a contract dispute surrounding the construction of an extension of its Blue Line electric rail route.


    Both sides in unison at dual-track rail talks

    23 Jan 2015 : A two-day meeting on the Sino-Thai double-track rail route development project concluded yesterday with both parties agreeing on several key issues. 

  • LTD vetoes cabbies' push  for airport bags surcharge

    23 Jan 2015 : The Land Transport Department (LTD) has denied a request by a group of taxi drivers at Suvarnabhumi airport for an airport surcharge for passengers with excessive luggage.  

  • Boards approve BMCL-BECL merger

    22 Jan 2015 : Board members of the operators of Bangkok's subway and expressway have endorsed the merger of the two companies to bolster their business positions.

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