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2008-09-17 09:00:28

Malaysia-based low-cost airline AirAsia has launched direct daily flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand, using Airbus 320 aircraft. Kathleen Tan, regional head of commercial operations at AirAsia, said: "The launch of our direct daily flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok will work hand-in-hand with our existing connections, especially our Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur route, and will further strengthen our position as the leading low-fare airline in Asia with a wide network of...

2008-09-08 09:00:31

Hong Kong Express Airways has announced new services from Hong Kong to Osaka, Japan; Phuket, Thailand; Denpasar, Indonesia; and Manila, Philippines. The airline has already launched a daily flight to and from Osaka. The first flight to Phuket will take off on September 10, 2008, operating every Wednesday and Sunday. Monday and Tuesday flights will be added on this route from October 13, 2008, onwards. Service to Denpasar will begin on September 11, 2008, offering two flights per week....

2008-09-08 09:00:29

By Roger Moore The Orlando Sentinel BANGKOK DANGEROUS -- * 1/2 -- Nicolas Cage, Shahkrit Yamnarm; rated R (violence, profanity, sex); Carmike 12 and Ritz; Century Sandy and South Salt Lake; Cinemark Jordan Landing; Megaplex District, Gateway and Jordan Commons; Red Carpet Gateway 8; Redwood Drive-in For an A-list actor with an Oscar, serious acting chops and an at least one-billion-dollar franchise behind him, Nicolas Cage certainly does do a lot of B-movies. Some, like "Ghost Rider,"...

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...


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