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Airlines cut Bangkok flights as situation worsens

Travel agents expect further fall in travel demand as state of emergency declared

[SINGAPORE] Airlines are cutting flights to Bangkok and travel agents are bracing themselves for a further decline in travel demand after Thailand declared a state of emergency on Tuesday.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is slashing a further 24 flights to Bangkok between Jan 23 and Feb 27, for a total of 43 cancelled flights. SIA - which typically operates around five flights a day to the Thai capital - had said earlier that it was cutting 19 flights over a six-week period from Jan 14 to Feb 25.

An SIA spokesman said: "We will be monitoring the situation and will provide updates on our website whenever necessary."

Passengers affected by the cancellations will be re-booked on other flights or given a refund....

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