6 airlines waive extra booking fees

6 airlines waive extra booking fees

Six airlines have agreed to not charge passengers extra if they change destinations or travel dates of bookings made under the government's Rao Tiew Duay Kan (We Travel Together) co-payment scheme, following the new Covid-19 outbreak.

Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said yesterday that amid growing concerns over local infections, authorities have asked people to cooperate by refraining from travelling across provinces and through Covid-restricted areas.

Six participating airlines -- Thai Smiles Airway, Nok Air, Viet Jet Air, Thai Lion Air, Bangkok Airway and Thai AirAsia -- have agreed not to collect fees from booked passengers wanting to postpone their flights or change their travel routes. Each airline will announce details, he said.

In a separate development, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has announced new regulations effective from today prohibiting eating and drinking during domestic flights, to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading.

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