State of the airline industry in Covid era
The airline industry was the hardest hit by the pandemic after Thailand suspended all flights last year, and only began to gradually reopen skies once infection rates became more controllable.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), the first quarter of this year only saw 6.66 million people taking either domestic or international flights in Thailand. This marked a sharp drop of 79.1 per cent compared to 25.27 million passengers in the same period last year.
International flights saw just 195,799 passengers, 98.8 per cent fewer than the same period last year, while domestic passengers dropped by 60.1 per cent to 6.47 million.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on March 30 approved measures to boost tourism.