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Airlines get the nod to resume in-flight food and drinks


The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Thursday allowed airline operators to serve food and drinks to passengers, as well as sell souvenirs on board the plane for domestic flights.

The serving of in-flight food and drinks, except for emergency, had been prohibited by the CAAT since December last year in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The CAAT had also prohibited the distribution of newspapers, magazines or any pamphlets to passengers in-flight except those related to safety, in order to reduce touching surfaces that could spread the virus.

“Airlines still need to strictly follow Covid-19 preventive measures, including having passengers and staff wearing face masks at all times, except when eating or drinking,” said CAAT chairman Suttipong Kongpool.

“Along with allowing in-flight meals, souvenirs are allowed to be sold to passengers on board as well.”

The announcement will be effective immediately.

Published : February 26, 2021

By : THE NATION