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Airlines against govt plan to allow cell phone use

 


April 7, 2008

THAILAND/AVIATION POLICY
Airlines against govt plan to allow cell phone use

Senior executives of airlines are opposing a Thai government plan which would allow passengers to use mobile phones while in the air.

Udom Tantiprasongchai, chairman of One-Two-Go Airlines, also known as Orient Thai, said he personally disagreed with the Transport Ministry’s Aviation Department considering allowing airline passengers to use cell phones while traveling.
 
It was up to each airline and its policy on allowing passengers to use cell phones, said Udom, adding he personally believed the existing regulation concerning cell phone use should not be changed because cell phone conversations could disturb other passengers and lead to quarrels.


Citing that several countries already allowed airline passengers to use mobile phones because their signals did not have any effect on airline traffic signals, the Aviation Department was now conducting a study on whether passengers could use cell phones while traveling.

Udom said he believed if cell phone use was allowed by passengers, it should be allowed only for internet access.

Sharing the One-Two-Go Airlines chairman’s views was Tasapon Bijleveld, chief executive officer of Thai Air Asia. He said his airline was expected to cling to the current policy of not allowing passengers to use cell phones while traveling as it would disturb other passengers.


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