Safety worries raised with Asean skies set to get more crowded

Not all nations may be able to cope as number of flights soars: UN agency

Passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. The number of flights could triple to more than 20,000 a day in 15 years, says the UN's International Civil Aviation Organisation.
Passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. The number of flights in Asean skies could triple to more than 20,000 a day in 15 years, says the UN's International Civil Aviation Organisation.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

The number of flights in Asean skies could triple to more than 20,000 a day in 15 years, raising safety and security concerns at the United Nations.

The worry is that not all 10 member countries may be able to cope with the growth, said the UN's International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2018, with the headline 'Safety worries raised with Asean skies set to get more crowded'. Subscribe