Most domestic airlines to begin flying from May 1


Thai Lion Air, Air Asia, Nok Air, Bangkok Airways and Thai VietJet will start flying from May 1, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said, adding that Thai Smile and Thai Airways will take to the skies from June 1. 

The authority also emphasised that every airline has to ensure health security and social distance regulations set by the Public Health Ministry are strictly followed and passengers wear face masks at all times. 

As for international flights, CAAT said the decision to make them available depends on other countries’ lockdown measures.

Lifting booze ban could fuel contagion: Taweesin 


The government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) explained on Thursday (April 30) that the ban on the sale of alcohol had been extended to prevent social gatherings that could lead to an increase in coronavirus infections. 

CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said the ban would remain in place until May 31 for the benefit of all people. 

He announced that other restrictions would be relaxed starting on Sunday (May 3), which would allow markets, shops, public parks, sports and parlors to reopen under strict public health measures.