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2008-09-04 09:00:20

Thai Telecommunication giant threatens to close international gateway BANGKOK, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- While the previously announced labor strikes have not fully materialized, the possibility of a CAT Telecom labor union work stoppage which would affect international circuit telecommunications and the Internet gateway is still being considered, the Thai News Agency reported on Wednesday. The CAT union has said it will decide Wednesday afternoon whether to cut the international circuit...

2008-09-03 09:00:28

Anti-gov't protesters storm Thai southern airports despite emergency decree BANGKOK, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Supporters of Thailand's anti- government group People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in the south relaunched raids at several airports Tuesday despite the state of emergency Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej declared in Bangkok in the morning. On Tuesday afternoon, PAD supporters blocked entrances of airport in southern province Surat Thani to oppose the premier's imposing state...

2008-09-03 06:00:17

Tokyo, Sept 3, 2008 - (JCN Newswire) - ANA ProFlyers Bonus, a reward scheme designed for Japan-based corporate customers, will be extended to include ANA's Star Alliance partner airlines Austrian, Scandinavian Airlines and SWISS from October 1 this year. At present, corporate customers belonging to the ANA ProFlyers Bonus (APF) accrue one APF point for every 50,000 Yen spent on air travel with ANA, Asiana, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, THAI and United, which equates to 1,000 Yen in coupons...

2008-08-26 06:00:39

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 26 August [Report by Post Reporters: "Chirmsak sues Nok Air, says its security lax"] Former Bangkok senator Chirmsak Pinthong yesterday sued the director of Nakhon Si Thammarat provincial airport and the budget airline Nok Air for negligence over alleged lax security. The former senator's suit was the first to be filed with the newly-established Consumer Court set up under the 2008 Consumer Case Procedures Act which took...

2008-08-25 06:00:46

Thai Airways has opened its renovated Royal Silk lounge at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Thai Airways's Royal Silk lounge at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport has undergone renovations from November 2007 until April 2008. The airline said that the new lounge has capacity for 75 passengers, 11 seats in the VIP section and 64 seats in the main lounge. Thai Airways's Royal Silk lounge serves its business class passengers, Royal Orchid Plus gold card members, Star...

2008-08-21 12:00:08

Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter has returned to Thailand after being refused entry to Hong Kong, the Foreign Office said today. The increasingly farcical situation leaves the disgraced singer in international limbo. He has already been barred from entering Thailand after travelling there when he was released from a Vietnamese prison. A Foreign Office spokesman said the 64-year-old, travelling under his real name Paul Gadd, was denied entry to Hong Kong and had now returned to Bangkok....

2008-08-21 12:00:03

By LAURA MAY Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter was refused entry to Hong Kong last night after flying there from Thailand, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Chinese authorities informed their UK counterparts that they had barred the 64-year-old from the country after his arrival at 11pm local time (1600 BST). Glitter, travelling under his real name of Paul Gadd, had flown to the Chinese territory from Bangkok where he had refused to board a flight to London's Heathrow airport. In what...

2008-08-20 03:00:30

By Joanne Curran SHAMED Gary Glitter was last night holed up in an airport hotel in Thailand after refusing to fly back to Britain. The paedophile was deported from Vietnam yesterday but only got as far as Bangkok on his way to the UK. Pathetic Glitter, 64, threw a tantrum at the airport and refused to board the connecting flight to Heathrow. Last night, he was at the centre of an amazing stand-off as he demanded to be allowed to travel to Singapore, where he says he wants to live....

2008-08-06 09:00:39

Myanmar int'l airport accommodates larger aircraft after renovation YANGON, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Yangon International Airport of Myanmar can now accommodate larger aircraft such as Boeing 747 after its runway was extended, the local Newsweek journal reported Tuesday. With the runway expanded to 11,200 feet (3.36 km) long and 200 feet (60 meters) wide, such type of fully-loaded aircraft can now land at the airport. The new terminal of the Yangon International Airport has been put...

2008-08-01 12:00:50

By Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jul. 31--While most airlines are either cutting back on flights through Bangkok in response to the slowdown in traffic triggered by spiking fuel prices and sluggish low-season demand, one foreign carrier is doing the contrary. Flag carrier SriLankan Airlines ramped up its Bangkok-Colombo operation on July 15 to 10 flights a week from seven previously. The increase represents about 900 additional seats per week. "It's a totally...


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