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Domestic Air Travel from ‘Dark-Red’ Zones to Resume Wednesday

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand plans to allow air travel from the country’s Covid-19 “dark-red” areas to resume Wednesday.

Following the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s decision to once again allow interprovincial travel between the 28 maximum and strict coronavirus control zones and the rest of the country, AoT said domestic air travel will resume with some restrictions.

Passengers will still have to comply with the restrictions imposed by destination airports, ranging from the use of some tracking mobile apps and full-vaccination certificates to Covid-19 test results.

Airlines are also allowed to increase load factors to 70 percent, from the current 50 percent, to help lower airfares. In-flight drinks and food still are prohibited.

Meanwhile, most airlines have announced that they are returning to service from Sept. 1.

Thai Smile airline said it is resuming flights on select routes, while Nok Air is operating out of Don Muang International Airport. Thai AirAsia said it will restart flights on Sept. 3 from Don Muang while Thai Lion Air will restore its schedule from DMK on Wednesday.