Emirates operates extra flights to Thailand

Dec 04, 2008 (LBO) – Emirates said it plans to operate two extra flights to Thailand to help passengers stranded by the closure of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport after anti-government protestors occupied the facility.

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Emirates said in a statement it will operate two additional, special flights to U-Taphao Airport until December 5 as well as re-instating its scheduled flight EK372/373 (Dubai-Bangkok-Dubai) from December 6.

Richard Vaughan, Emirates Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, East Asia and Australasia said Bangkok’s international airport is slowly resuming operations and that the airline would resume full services only when it is back to normal.

“As the main terminal is still undergoing checks and cleaning, and flights are being allowed to operate from a smaller facility at the airport, we will only resume operations with the daily, scheduled EK372/373 service between Dubai and Bangkok starting December 6.”

EK 372 will depart Dubai daily at 09:40 hourrs and touch down in Bangkok at 18:40 hours. Return flight EK373 will depart Bangkok at 20:25 hours and arrive in Dub