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Kenya Airways considers Thai pullout

23 May 2014, 09:11

Nairobi - Kenya Airways has announced that it might cancel flights to Thailand amid the civil unrest in the Asian country.

The airliner said it was actively monitoring the situation on the ground owing to the developing political situation in that country.

“Arising from the developing political situation in Thailand and based on public safety and security interest, Kenya Airways wishes to confirm that we are actively monitoring the situation on the ground,” stated a Kenya Airways statement.

“We wish to confirm that in the interest of public safety for both our esteemed staff and passengers, we reserve the right to cancel our flights to Thailand should the situation warrant.”

The national carrier said that a nationwide curfew from 2200hrs to 0500hrs had been imposed in Thailand.

It added that passengers to and from Bangkok, the Thai capital city, were advised that public transport might be affected.

“We therefore advise all our passengers to consider arranging for their transfers to and from the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport in advance to avoid being stranded,” Kenya Airways stated.
This is the second time in six months that the airline’s operations have been affected by political instability in as many countries.

The Pride of Africa’s flights to Juba had to be postponed in December last year due to violence in South Sudan.

 - CAJ News

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