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Thai Airasia X to suspend Bangkok-Sapporo flights due to aviation downgrade

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 18:08
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Thai AirAsia X, the country's largest long-haul, low-cost carrier, will temporarily suspend services from Bangkok to Sapporo in Japan from Aug 1 due to an aviation safety downgrade by an international audit agency.

[BANGKOK] Thai AirAsia X, the country's largest long-haul, low-cost carrier, will temporarily suspend services from Bangkok to Sapporo in Japan from Aug 1 due to an aviation safety downgrade by an international audit agency.

Thai AirAsia X, part of Malaysia's AirAsia X Bhd, will continue to fly to Tokyo and Osaka in Japan and Seoul in South Korea, it said in a statement on Monday.

Thailand's civil aviation body is under scrutiny after the United Nations' aviation agency downgraded its safety ratings for failing to properly oversee airlines under its jurisdiction, the Department of Civil Aviation said last week.

REUTERS