Thai Airways International has arranged contingency plans in case of emergency due to the imminent war…
Thai Airways International has arranged contingency plans in case of emergency due to the imminent war between the U.S. and Iraq, and has announced that it will temporarily suspend flight operations from Bangkok to Kuwait and Bahrain from 20 March 2003 onwards.
Mr. Tasnai Sudasna, THAI`s Executive Vice President for Commercial, said that THAI has been closely monitoring market trends and passenger reservations made on all flights and routes THAI operates. Mr. Sudasna stated that THAI has experienced passenger flight cancellations, for flights to be operated within the next 2 weeks, at approximately 10 percent. However, since April is considered to be Thailand`s travel peak season due to the Songkran Festival, THAI anticipates that there will be a steady flow of passengers traveling to and from Thailand during this period.
THAI`s contingency plans include rerouting flights routed Bangkok to Europe v.v. to 5 alternative routes, to ensure maximum passenger safety in the event of war. Currently, THAI operates to 5 destinations in the Middle East, which are: Kuwait, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Muscat.
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