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by calvin tan
Words of advice: Malaysians visiting Thailand are advised to expect armed security personnel at airports and city areas.— Agencies
PETALING JAYA: Major airlines will continue flights as scheduled to Thailand as many prospective tourists are not deterred from flying there despite the coup.
A spokesman from national carrier Malaysia Airlines said flights to and from cities in Thailand would operate as scheduled but advised passengers to expect armed security personnel at the airport and city areas.
“There will be checkpoints, traffic diversions and road closures in some areas and potential traffic congestion is expected.
“Passengers will be required to present airline tickets and passports at any security check points,” he said in a press statement.
An AirAsia spokesman has also confirmed that the airline will continue flights to Thailand.
“The airline highly recommends its guests to allocate no less than three hours of travel time to the airport and to stay up to date with traffic news in Bangkok,” he said, adding that this is to ensure passengers get to their flights on time.
Sales coordinator, Brayden Lim, 23, said he would be travelling to Thailand in about week but was not concerned about the crisis.
“I’ll be visiting Krabi and Phuket between June 2 and June 6. I bought my flight tickets some time ago and am committed to following through with my travel plans.
“If it gets worse, I’ll just stay in the hotel,” he said.
Joanne Wong, 35, a hotel manager who frequents Bangkok, said she planned to go there in July.
“Friends tell me that places I plan to visit have not really been affected,” she said.
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