Thailand's airlines face 'significant' safety concerns - Telegraph Thailand’s aviation industry has been placed under “special measures” after issues were flagged up by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) earlier this month. The two countries forced airlines including budget carriers Thai AirAsia X, NokScoot and Asia Atlantic Airline, to cancel extra flights that they had been planning. Thai Airways, the national carrier, was also affected, having to cancel "about five" new charter flights that were due to run in April, which is when Thailand's new year - known as Songkran - is celebrated. [....] A spokesman for the ICAO told Telegraph Travel that a safety oversight audit was conducted in Thailand between January 19 and 30, 2015. "The audit revealed some safety concerns, primarily relating to air operator certification procedures," he said. "Thailand officially provided ICAO with the details of its corrective actions and mitigation measures on 2 March 2015 and we continue to work with its civil aviation authority on resolving the issues in question." Ikkje bra!