Airlines Operate Bangkok Flights Despite Thai Protests

18 May 2010 (Last Updated May 18th, 2010 18:30)

Australian airline Qantas is still running flights into Thailand's Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, despite protests leading to bloodshed on the capital's streets. The airline said it is monitoring the situation, however, and is allowing passengers to defer flights in and

Australian airline Qantas is still running flights into Thailand's Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, despite protests leading to bloodshed on the capital's streets.

The airline said it is monitoring the situation, however, and is allowing passengers to defer flights in and out of the country.

Foreign arrivals at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok have dropped by approximately 10,000 per day to about 20,000, according to reports.

Japan Airlines (JAL) said it will halve its weekly flights to Bangkok from June due to escalating violence, while Singapore Airlines will also offer full refunds for bookings on Bangkok flights before 31 May.