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  1. Rupert
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    I think a similar decision from European aviation authorities would have a bigger impact, as Thai Airways is currently serving 11 destinations there!
    While FAA doesn’t give reasons, the ICAO audit earlier this year noted lack of staff to issue certificates and provide oversight. Despite the warning, the authorities dragged their feet and missed the deadline to fix it. Now, the good general is getting involved and I’d expect this to get addressed soon. Mexico got their cat 1 rating back in 4 months, while the Philippines needed 5 years – let’s hope Thailand follows the former and not the latter example!
    I researched some more details here:
    http://dreamtravelonpoints.com/2015/12/faa-downgrades-thailand-to-category-2-what-does-that-say-about-safety/

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