28-Oct-2011 9:46 AM

Thailand's flooding continues; Thai AirAsia reports booking cancellations

Tourism Authority of Thailand announced that with one exception (Don Muang Airport), all airports in Thailand, including Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, are operating normally. As of 27-Oct-2011, places unaffected by floods include central Bangkok. However, some northern and western suburbs have been impacted on both sides of the Chao Phraya River. Thai AirAsia CEO Tassapon Bijleveld stated extensive flooding in Thailand has caused approximately 15% of Chinese tourists to cancel their bookings. Cathay Pacific issued special ticketing guidelines for flights with confirmed bookings involving Bangkok and stated its operations to and from the city remain normal. Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia also announced their flights to Thailand are unaffected by the flooding (Reuters/Bernama, 27-Oct-2011). [more - original PR from Tourism Authority of Thailand] [more - original PR from Air Macau]