The Thai authorities revealed the third wave of COVID, the number of flights drastically reduced, adjusted the target for the year 64 to 3.2 hundred thousand flights, a 38% decrease from the previous forecast of 5.18 hundred thousand flights. After the ETA relax measures And August, moving more than 1,000 flights per day
Mr. Tinakorn Chuwong, Executive Vice President (Operations), Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Co., Ltd. (CMA), revealed that the outbreak of COVID-19 has affected the flight volume. In the first half of April 2021 there was a stable flight volume. But in the second half of the month Since after the Songkran festival It was found that the flight volume decreased significantly from 2 main factors: 1. Daily infection rate tended to be higher. Resulting in reduced domestic and international flights; and 2. Measures to control the epidemic of COVID-19 By allowing or avoiding travel into the most regulated areas Resulting in a decrease in domestic flights
Based on the above situation, STA has analyzed the impact of the flight volume to be severely severe for just three months, January 2021, affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in Ripple 2 and April. With May 2021 affected by this wave of COVID-19 outbreak 3, after which it will gradually Slow recovery
Which is expected to begin to recover in June 2021 from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (EXAT) or CAAT relax measures to restrict aviation. Including the provision of vaccines and distributing vaccines according to government plans. Together with the policy of opening the country As planned in July 2021, flight volumes are expected to recover from August 2021, with an average of 1,095 flights per day, the same number as in December 2020 before the COVID outbreak. 19 Ripple 2
The fiscal year 2021 flight volumes (October 2020 – September 2021) are forecast to be 323,093 from the previous forecast of 518,790, a decrease of 38%.
However, flight volumes and the overall aviation industry depend on the COVID-19 epidemic situation. And the provision of vaccines Including the EGAT’s aviation easing, if the country cannot be opened as planned in July 2021 or if there is a new coronavirus outbreak, it will affect the overall flight and travel volume. The CU will monitor the situation closely and revise the flight volume figures according to the situation.
If everyone works together to take care of their health and follow the measures to prevent COVID-19. Strictly following the principle of public health, that is, keeping a distance. Wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, do not go to crowded places. And always maintain hygiene It will help improve the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic, which will benefit the economy of the country as a whole.