Thai Airways International Public Company Ltd. 2008-9-15
About this Order
This order concerns the unlawful assertion of sovereign immunity by Thai Airways International Public Company Ltd. ("Thai Airways"), a foreign air carrier holding permit and exemption authority to operate to and from the United States, conduct that violated the express terms of its operating authority, 49 U.S.C. $ 41301, and constituted an unfair and deceptive practice in violation of 49 U.S.C. 3 41712. By engaging in air commerce within the United States after it violated the terms of its authority, Thai Airways also engaged in unlawful foreign air transportation in violation of 49 U.S.C. $ 41703. This consent order directs Thai Airways to cease and desist from future violations and assesses the carrier a compromise civil penalty of $15,000.