Thailand’s Airports Authority (AOT) has said it will go ahead with airport upgrades, despite the country’s red flag status issued by ICAO in June following an unsatisfactory response to a safety audit earlier this year. The airports include both major Bangkok sites—Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang—as well as Phuket, Hat Yai, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. AOT said all the upgrades will cost in the region of an originally projected THB60 billion ($1.75 billion). Main airport ...

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