SIA cutting Bangkok flights

Singapore Airlines will cancel 19 flights to Bangkok from mid-January to late February due to political turmoil in Thailand, a report says.

The Straits Times online said on Saturday that the national carrier would cancel 19 flights altogether from Jan 14 to Feb 25.

The airline will put affected passengers on other flights or offer refunds if they cancel the trips, airline spokesman Nicholas Ionides was quoted as saying.

SIA normally provides five daily flights from Singapore to Bangkok.

The unrest has also been affecting Singapore travellers who decided to switch their travel from Bangkok to other Thai destinations including Phuket, the Straits Times said, citing travel agents.

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Discussion 1 : 05/01/2014 at 11:04 AM
And more will come, the voices around the world now "Bangkok Thailand now dead area Terrorist attacks area !! Some mad people's want to take over the country by violence" Is there anyone who can ust the brain to stop this madness .
Discussion 2 : 05/01/2014 at 12:25 AM
Well if you look at the comments coming from the Singaporeans themselves, they are pointing the finger at SIA for using the protests as means to cut costs.
Discussion 3 : 04/01/2014 at 11:33 PM
Oops, you are correct. No I ain't a finance guy.
Discussion 4 : 04/01/2014 at 11:02 PM
Less people can visit land of smiles now!
Discussion 5 : 04/01/2014 at 09:07 PM
in medan (north sumatera) and jakarta, many switch their travels to malaysia and singpore.
Discussion 6 : 04/01/2014 at 08:50 PM
SIA cancel 19 flights to Bangkok from mid-January to late February : what doesn't mean ??? SIA fly directly to BKK, CNX, HKT, KBV, HAD, USM....maybe they are too expansive and cannot fight against flight competitors ????
Discussion 7 : 04/01/2014 at 08:36 PM
19/2250 = 0.008444.., which is 0.8444..%.
Discussion 8 : 04/01/2014 at 08:06 PM
No barryw's number of 19 flights out of 2,250 that he calulated is 0.008444444% Mu math is fine.
Discussion 9 : 04/01/2014 at 07:36 PM
Hope you're not the finance guy either - 0.008% should be 0.8% - you're out by a factor of 100 as opposed to barryw's (merely) 10 fold error!!
Discussion 10 : 04/01/2014 at 07:24 PM
WOW, Where did you take math? 41 days x 5 flights/day = 205 flights, not 2,250 flights. And 8 people even liked your comment! It's not the number of flights that's the issue, it's the precedent and the timing. ALl of this does not bode well for the "high season" in Thailand.
Discussion 11 : 04/01/2014 at 07:05 PM
Thaksin thinks, Thailand sinks. More will follow ...
Discussion 12 : 04/01/2014 at 06:53 PM
Someones math is way off! In the time period SIA is addressing they have only 210 flights and they are dropping just less than 10% not 0.008% that you calculated. Hope you are not a finance guy.
Discussion 13 : 04/01/2014 at 06:49 PM
Someone really got creative with the reason for the change (or more to the point, grasping for straws to blame on the protests). Less than 1% of scheduled flights over a six week period is NOT cause for alarm nor finger pointing at the protests (especially since most of the cancelled flights are far future dates). Sounds more like standard readjustment of schedules.
Discussion 14 : 04/01/2014 at 05:30 PM
Seems Bangkok is doomed: "SIA, which flies five times a day to Bangkok, will cancel about one in 10 flights between Jan 14 and Feb 25"......So 1 flight out of every ten will be cancelled over 4-5 weeks and the reds are jumping up and down all over social media lol.

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