Thai Airways Reduces Flights to Korea, Singapore

17th Feb 2020

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Thai Airways International Public Co. Ltd. is cutting flight frequencies to South Korea and Singapore following a drop in the number of passengers to the said destinations.

Thai Airways vice president for sales Nond Kalinta announced on Monday that Thai Airways will reduce flight frequencies from Bangkok to Seoul, South Korea to four from five previously. The adjustment will be effective from February 26 to March 28.

From February 20 to March 27, the carrier will start decreasing flights to Singapore from five flights daily to only four.

Meanwhile, flights to Busan, South Korea will be canceled beginning February 27 to March 6.

Thai Airways said adjustments on South Korean destinations were in response to the latter’s recommendations to refrain from traveling to countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus such as Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan.

Thailand had a total of 34 confirmed cases, of which 15 are ongoing treatment, while 19 others were treated and ordered released.

Following South Korea’s travel advisory, Asiana Airlines suspended flights to Chiang Mai and Bangkok while Jeju Air and Korean Airlines postponed services to Bangkok from Busan.