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Singapore Airlines: Flights to Bangkok not affected

Singapore Airlines says flights to troubled Bangkok are operating as scheduled, but that it will continue to waive fees for refunds or rerouted trips for customers flying in or out of the Thai capital.

SINGAPORE: The Republic's national carrier, Singapore Airlines, said on Friday (May 23) that its flights to troubled Bangkok are operating as scheduled, but that it will continue to waive fees for refunds or rerouted trips for customers flying in or out of the Thai capital.

"Our Bangkok flights are currently operating as scheduled," the spokesperson told Channel NewsAsia, adding that "generally demand has been affected for flights to and from Bangkok in recent months".

Singapore Airlines currently operates 35 weekly services to Bangkok, which is at the epicentre of political turmoil which culminated on a military coup on Thursday.

"We have issued an advisory on our website, which states that we will be waiving administrative fees/penalties for refunds, rebooking or rerouting, for customers holding confirmed tickets issued on or before May 19, 2014, for travel to and from Bangkok, on or before May 31 2014. This also applies to redemption tickets," Singapore Airlines added.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday issued a Travel Notice calling on Singaporeans to "seriously reconsider visiting Thailand at the moment" and for those already in the country to avoid protest sites and exercise "a high degree of caution".

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