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Background of BAR

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recommends that a Board of Airline Representatives be established in each country where civil aviation plays an important role.   The Thailand BAR was founded over 40 years ago by the national carrier, Thai Airways International, as an informal, non-registered group of airlines working together to promote and safeguard the interest of the airline industry in Thailand.  Realizing that in order for the group to speak authoritatively on behalf of airlines, and be recognized by government and other bodies, it needed a more formal legal status, in June 2004 the BAR became a Business Association registered under the Thai Ministry of Commerce. 

BAR is a non-profit organization and in order to keep operating costs at a minimal level the national carrier, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, continues its support of BAR by providing office facilities in its Head Office Complex, which is the legally registered address of BAR.