More Bangkok flights axed due to unrest

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Thai barbed wireAs the unrest in Bangkok is carrying on, more flights to the Thai capital have been canceled as travelers increasingly shun the city now partly under emergency decree.

Singapore Airlines on January 24 announced a second round of cuts to its flights to Bangkok, while the city-state’s budget carrier Tigerair had already axed its first flights on January 20.

Other airlines that reduced frequency to Bangkok are Hong Kong Airlines and Cathay Pacific, as well as some Chinese charter and regular carriers ahead of the Chinese New Year festivities which normally draw a lot of Chinese tourists to Bangkok.

The Philippines’ Cebu Pacific said it will continue to fly to Bangkok despite the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs has urged Filipinos to defer non-essential travel to Thailand after raising Alert Level 1 over the troubled nation. Cebu Pacific said it is continuing its operations “as long as the Suvarnabhumi airport is operational,” adding that it was closely monitoring developments and will provide flight updates as needed.

Meanwhile, some 45 countries have issued travel alerts over Thailand a different threat levels, with the latest being some Middle Eastern countries, as well as Cyprus. Malaysia, the Philippines, China and the UK have advised their citizens to avoid traveling to Bangkok. The US State Department has also issued a travel alter due tot the “unpredictable situation” in Bangkok.

The number of foreign visitors is likely to drop by 1.8 million during in the first half of 2014, the Tourism Council of Thailand said, threatening the full-year arrival target for 2014 of 28.1 million.

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As the unrest in Bangkok is carrying on, more flights to the Thai capital have been canceled as travelers increasingly shun the city now partly under emergency decree.

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Thai barbed wireAs the unrest in Bangkok is carrying on, more flights to the Thai capital have been canceled as travelers increasingly shun the city now partly under emergency decree.

Singapore Airlines on January 24 announced a second round of cuts to its flights to Bangkok, while the city-state’s budget carrier Tigerair had already axed its first flights on January 20.

Other airlines that reduced frequency to Bangkok are Hong Kong Airlines and Cathay Pacific, as well as some Chinese charter and regular carriers ahead of the Chinese New Year festivities which normally draw a lot of Chinese tourists to Bangkok.

The Philippines’ Cebu Pacific said it will continue to fly to Bangkok despite the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs has urged Filipinos to defer non-essential travel to Thailand after raising Alert Level 1 over the troubled nation. Cebu Pacific said it is continuing its operations “as long as the Suvarnabhumi airport is operational,” adding that it was closely monitoring developments and will provide flight updates as needed.

Meanwhile, some 45 countries have issued travel alerts over Thailand a different threat levels, with the latest being some Middle Eastern countries, as well as Cyprus. Malaysia, the Philippines, China and the UK have advised their citizens to avoid traveling to Bangkok. The US State Department has also issued a travel alter due tot the “unpredictable situation” in Bangkok.

The number of foreign visitors is likely to drop by 1.8 million during in the first half of 2014, the Tourism Council of Thailand said, threatening the full-year arrival target for 2014 of 28.1 million.

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