Bangkok Situation Update
November 26, 2008
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is ordered to closed until tonight on 26 November 2008.
Last night, People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) protesters forced Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to suspend outbound flights where they jammed the entry to the passenger terminal. Inbound flights were still being allowed to land at the airport. Up till now, airlines must make their own decision on flight arrivals at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Some flights can be diverted to other key airports such as the old Don Muang Airport or U-Tapao Airport in Chonburi if situations deteriorated.
All Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways and Thai AirAsia's inbound and outbound flights from Suvarnabhumi International Airport are temporarily suspended until the airport resumes normal operations.
All domestic flights, inbound and outbound from Don Muang International Airport will remain in service.
The anti-government rally is still taking place at the designated protest site and the immediate areas. Tourists in Bangkok should avoid travelling to areas near the demonstration site including the Government House, the Parliament Building and its vicinity. The protests are directed at Members of Parliament and other political figures. These incidents are limited to the administrative centre of Bangkok.
For sightseeing around Rattanakosin Island, visitors can easily take shuttle boats and river taxis along the Chao Phraya. All other major tourist attractions and shopping districts in Bangkok, and nationwide, are unaffected. Life in the capital and the rest of the Kingdom continues as normal. Foreign nationals are unaffected
Except Suvarnabhumi Airport area, hotels and other travel-related infrastructure and services including the rest of Thailand airports, all rail services and roadways operate as normal. Only certain roads around the Government House area remains closed. Traffic delays towards Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road and Suvarnabhumi Airport may occur - a road journey to related areas must be planned carefully.
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