Thai Airways International has adopted preventive measures to prevent the spread of Ebola virus among passengers and employees.
Sqn.Ldr. Pongpeera Paisarnkulwong, vice president of Aviation Safety, Security & Standards, said that the measures in place during the SARS outbreak in 2003 and during the bird flu outbreak in 2004 were exercised. Those measures resulted in prevention of the spread of the outbreaks, earning THAI a commendation from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
He noted that THAI does not operate to any of the three African countries – New Guinea, Sierra Leon, and Liberia - which experienced the outbreak of the Ebola virus. To the continent, THAI operates to only Johannesburg in South Africa, which has not had any reports on the outbreak.