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Flights affected by Bangkok unrest

26 Nov 2008

The shutdown of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport by anti-government protesters is affecting the schedule of major airlines.

THAI Airways said that 16 inbound international flights were diverted to Don Mueung International Airport, while another three: TG508 Muscat-Karachi-Bangkok, TG520 Kuwait-Dubai-Bangkok and TG941 Milan-Bangkok were directed to U-Tapao Airport, south of the capital city. All THAI’s inbound and outbound flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport have been temporarily suspended until the situation normalises.

However, the airline’s domestic flights, inbound and outbound from Don Mueang International Airport, are operating normally. For more details, the public is advised to call 0-2356-1111.

At press time, Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced it was canceling all flights to and from Bangkok today. But it assured passengers that once the security situation stabilised, efforts would be made to reaccommodate those who were stranded or not able to take their flights.

Customers with cancelled flights should contact their travel agent or if the booking was directly made with SIA, call the Reservation Service Centre in Singapore 65 6223 8888.

Cathay Pacific Airways cancelled CX713 Bangkok-Singapore, scheduled to depart 0910 (Hongkong time), while CX751 Bangkok-Mumbai, set to depart 1425 (Hongkong time), will now by pass Thailand and fly straight to the Indian gateway. Hongkong passengers are advised that CX’s in-town check in and online check-in services are suspended today for all flights to Bangkok. For the latest updates, they can check arrivals and departures section of the airline website www.cathaypacific.com or call 852 2747 1888 after 0600 Hongkong time before departing for the airport. They are also advised to subscribe to notiFLY flight paging to get the latest flight status via texting message (SMS) or email.

Suvarnabhumi Airport is Southeast Asia’s fourth busiest aviation hub, which last year saw more than 41 million passengers, use its facilities.

For more details, visit www.thaiairways.com, www.singaporeair.com and  www.cathaypacific.com.

Margie T Logarta

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