Thai Pilots Association appeals to Commerce and Transport Ministries for financial aid subsidies

Thai Pilots Association has announced it is seeking financial assistance from the Commerce and Transport ministries after 40,000 airline employees were affected by an emergency decree, grounding of most flights, the company said.

Approximately 40,000 airline employees have lost their incomes because of the Covid-19 crisis. The association has appealed to the government for subsidies for airline employees, especially those of Thai Airways and Thai Smile, which are state-owned enterprises.

The association opened registration for airlines employees seeking financial aid from the government. Employees whose salary does not exceed Bt 150,000 a year can receive Bt 5,000 payment and those whose salaries exceeded that amount could seek postponement of their tax debt.