11 July 2024

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has issued an advisory to all Thai airlines to avoid air space around Taiwan, as the Chinese government has declared the airspace a “dangerous zone” due to its military exercises in the area.

All Thai airlines are instructed, by the CAAT, to adhere to China’s NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) strictly and to check regularly for any new NOTAM issued by China.

The announcement came after China’s Defence Ministry announced that they will stage air and sea military drills around Taiwan, from Thursday to Sunday, to protest a recent visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.