All international airlines operating to Bangkok, are preparing to resume operations to Suvarnabhumi International Airport by December 5th.
Airlines are waiting for Thai officials to certify the airports are ready for operations. Inspection of systems at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport will begin today.
Most airlines indicate they will be able to resume flights on December 5th, subject to the Thai authorities giving the go-ahead.
It is estimate that about 400,000 travelers travellers have been stranded , due to the siege of Asia’s fourth-busiest airfield and paralyzed Thailand’s tourism industry at its peak season, keeping 750 flights a day from using the airport.
Most passengers are advised to contact their respective airlines. For ready reference I am putting some links to the “Bangkok status” pages of the most common airlines at Bangkok.
- Thai Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- All Nippon Airways
- Japan Airlines
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- Deutsche Lufthansa
- Air France
- British Airways
- Jet Airways – No information
- Air India – No information
- United Airlines
- Northwest Airlines – No information
- Qantas – No information
- Malaysian Airlines – No information
- China Airlines
- Air China
- Korean Airlines
The Tourism Authority of Thailand, gives listing hotels taking part in the compensation scheme, and also supplies contact numbers for airline carriers and foreign embassies. I remind travelers that the Thai Foreign Ministry has arranged for 2000 Thai baht (around $55) compensation for stranded foreign nationals, available at hotels that are members of the Thai Hotel Association
This is list is not complete, but I hope it helps. I urge passengers to contact their airlines’ offices for the last and up to date details.
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