TAT Reminds People Protests are mainly Peaceful – Flights in and out of Thailand not Affected

 | Mon 23 Dec 2013 11:43 ICT

CityNews – The ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Bangkok remain peaceful and are mainly taking place at the Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue. 

During yesterday and today, the anti-government demonstrators have been marching to different parts of Bangkok – to Sukhumvit and New Petchaburi Roads yesterday and to China Town and Silom areas today – and may have disrupted road traffic at certain times.

For tourists visiting the kingdom, TAT stressed that tourists have not been targeted in the ongoing political demonstrations. Tourist attractions and activities in Bangkok and throughout the country are open and operating as per normal, but tourists are advised to be vigilant and avoid areas where crowds may gather. This is because there may be traffic disruptions or delays, thus causing inconvenience.

International and domestic airlines are operating flights between Bangkok and Thai cities, as well as destinations around the world, as per normal. Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang International Airports in Bangkok, as well as other local and international airports throughout the country, are open and operating as usual.

On Sunday, 22 December, air travellers with departure flights out of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang International Airports were advised to allocate more time before flights depart or at least four hours, especially those using road transports. Suvarnabhumi Airport provides a 24-hour passenger assistant centre at the CIP 5 room on the 3rd floor of the passenger terminal with a hot line at Tel: +66 (0) 2132 1999 and Fax: +66 (0) 2132 8999. To check flight schedule, contact Tel: +66 (0) 2132 1888.

All means of city transportation are open and operating as per normal, including BMTA bus and van, BTS skytrain, MRT subway, Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link’s express and city lines, water-transport (ferries, boats, long-tailed boats and hotels’ converted rice barge cruises), and taxi.

All means of inter-provincial transportation are also open and operating as per normal, including rail services by the State Railway of Thailand and bus and van services by the Transport Co., Ltd.