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SIA flights to Bangkok not disrupted by Thai political crisis

Singapore Airlines says flights to Thailand's capital city currently operating as scheduled despite demand being affected. 

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) said that flights to Bangkok are currently operating as scheduled, despite the deepening political crisis in Thailand. 

"Our Bangkok flights are currently operating as scheduled. Singapore Airlines currently operates 35 weekly services to Bangkok. With regards to...our load factors and reaction from our customers, we are unable to provide such specifics, but generally demand has been affected for flights to and from Bangkok in recent months," a company spokesperson told Channel NewsAsia today (May 20).

SIA's statement came amid news that Thailand's military had declared martial law this morning. This comes after former Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra was dismissed from her post by the country's Constitutional Court two weeks ago. 

In a move aimed at restoring order following anti-government protests that have left 28 people dead and hundreds wounded, Thailand's military has taken over and warned all protesters to stop their marches and remain where they are. 

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