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Cablegate: Designation of Southern Air, Inc. To Operate Charter Cargo

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DE RUEHBK #0599 0562355
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 252355Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1946
RULSDMK/DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHDC PRIORITY

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SIPDIS

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EB/TRA/AN for Vicki Limaye-Davis
State pass Department of Transportation for Keith Glatz

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR KTIA TH
SUBJECT: DESIGNATION OF SOUTHERN AIR, INC. TO OPERATE CHARTER CARGO
AIR SERVICES

REF: STATE 9734

1. This is an action request. Please see paragraph 4.

2. Post received the following note dated 19 February 2008 from the
Royal Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to the USG note
in reftel.

3. Begin note text:

[Complimentary opening] and has the honour to refer to the latter's
note 0429 dated 1 February 2008 informing the Ministry that, in
accordance with Article 3 of the Air Transport Agreement between the
Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the
United States of America, done on 19 September 2005, the Government
of the United States has designated Southern Air, INC. to operate
charter cargo air services pursuant to Annex II of the Agreement.

The Ministry has further the honour to transmit herewith the
document titled "Formal Requirements for the Application for
Permission to Establish Regular International Air Transport
Service", and to request the Embassy's kind assistance in
communicating to Southern Air, INC. to submit the required
information, as specified in the document, through diplomatic
channels for the consideration of the Ministry of Transport's Air
Services Committee.
[Complimentary close].

4. Post will scan and e-mail the referenced "Formal Requirements"
document to EB/TRA/AN and DOT and requests that Department convey
the information to appropriate Southern Air, Inc. authorities.


John

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