Bangkok update: most airlines prepare for Dec 5 resumption

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.

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.

Please post your experiences as comments.

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A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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