The Thai Government has imposed a 60-day State of Emergency in Bangkok and neighboring provinces as of today, Wednesday 22nd January 2014, in response to protests and to cope with unrest.
Mr. Wit Kitchathorn, Thai Airways International (THAI) general manager for UK & Ireland said: “Thai Airways wishes to reassure all passengers / tourist’s travelling to Bangkok that Thailand’s capital remains a safe place to travel. Our advice would be to avoid any areas where protests are taking place.
“THAI is still operating a normal service throughout the demonstrations but we do suggest to all passengers to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport at least four hours prior to their scheduled flight departure time.”
The state of emergency will allow the Thai Government more flexibility to protect and govern its citizens in a bid to control the ongoing political unrest in the capital.
Passengers can keep updated throughout the protest by visiting THAI’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ThaiAirwaysUK), Twitter account (www.twitter.com/ThaiAirwaysUK), and website (www.thaiairways.co.uk).
Further information: www.thaiairways.co.uk; 0844 561 0911.