23rd Feb 2020
Low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia is canceling all flights to South Korea next month as it suffers from the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus.
In an announcement made on Sunday, Thai AirAsia said all South Korea flights will be canceled effective March 6 to March 27, 2020. For affected passengers, Thai AirAsia said in a Twitter post on Sunday that it will waive all change of flight fees and that they may request a full refund for all flights.
Thai AirAsia was among the Thailand-based carriers which have announced flight cancellations and suspensions to virus-stricken countries. Late last week, flag carrier Thai Airways has announced cancellations of flights to nine countries such as Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and United Arab Emirates. The adjustments are effective this month and most days in March.
Thai Airways vice president for sales Nond Kalinta said that cutting off flights is necessary for the airline as many passengers have canceled plans since the virus broke out. Travellers with tickets to said countries with travel dates until March 31 can make changes to their flights. The offer applies to holders of tickets on both Thai Airways and its subsidiary Thai Smile for routes from Thailand to said destinations.