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Thai Airways International`s flights to Phnom Penh remain suspended

Having previously announced that flights were to resume last Friday, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited announced that…

Having previously announced that flights were to resume last Friday, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited announced that its flights to Phnom Penh, Cambodia are to remain suspended until 14 February 2003.

Mr. Kanok Abhiradee, THAI`s President, said that THAI`s flights to and from Phnom Penh remain suspended out of concern for passenger safety since the situation in Phnom Penh is considered unsettled, while relations between Thailand and Cambodia have not returned to normal.

Although THAI`s flight suspension on the route Bangkok – Phnom Penh v.v. began on 30 January 2003 and has affected many passengers, the airline`s says its decision was made out of concern for passenger and aircraft safety, with flights now planned to resume on 14 February 2003. THAI will continue to provide regular updated information on the flight operations on this route.

THAI`s Town Office in Phnom Penh reopened on 6 February 2003 onwards from 08.00 – 16.30 hours, to serve THAI passengers in Phnom Penh who wish to travel to Bangkok. During THAI`s suspension of flights to and from Phnom Penh, passengers may travel on any airline operating this route with airline ticket endorsement from THAI.

Bangkok Airways who also suspended flights Bangkok – Phnom Penh v.v. 30 January resumed their four daily flights without incident since 1 February.

Passengers with a THAI airline ticket wishing to cancel travel arrangements on the route Bangkok – Phnom Penh v.v. may obtain a refund by returning their ticket to any THAI Office. THAI will waive the fee for refund and reissue of tickets if passengers wish to travel that route once service resumes.

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