We do not care! Russian air carriers are not afraid of the Bangkok unrest


We do not care! Russian air carriers are not afraid of the Bangkok unrest

We do not care!

Russian air carriers are not afraid of the Bangkok unrest.


January 13, 2014. While international air carriers have already canceled more than thirty flights to Bangkok due to massive opposition protests scheduled for January 13, Russian companies are not afraid of unrest and continue to fly to the Thai capital. For example, despite the recommendations to Russian citizens from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about refraining from traveling to Bangkok as collisions are possible, “aeroflot" and "Transaero"Do not intend to cancel flights. This is reported by the newspaper Izvestia.


The opposition, demanding the departure of Yinglak Shinawatra from the post of prime minister, promises to "block" the capital, starting from January 13. Protesters intend to block traffic on at least twenty of Bangkok's major highways. Only ambulances and public transport will be allowed to enter. The protesters intend to turn off the electricity and deprive the state institutions of water supply in order to block the work of government institutions. True, the Thai authorities assure that they will be able to keep this situation under control. 

The situation in the capital is currently calm,

say the locals. 

“There is no panic in the city - no one is buying food in stores,” says Mikhail Voitenko, editor of the Marine Bulletin. living in the province of Bangkok - Although the opposition still has enough strength to paralyze the life of the city. After all, the goals of the current protesters coincide with the goals of the "yellow shirts" who protested in 2006. 

Then this nationalist right-wing conservative movement came out in opposition to the supporters of ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. As a result, they even took power over international airports for several days. 

This time, Bangkok airports promised to take special measures to prevent the situation from recurring. According to the director of Suvarnabhumi Airport Ravivan Netarakavesan, additional shuttles will run between the main transfer points, the capital's airports and railway stations from January 13 to bypass the closed areas of the capital. The number of parking spaces in Suvarnabhumi for cars will increase by 3 thousand, and for mopeds - from 2 thousand to 10 thousand. Guests of Thailand will be greeted by specially trained working personnel who will inform them about the situation in the capital and possible options for unhindered passage. For those who will travel for a long time, special lounges will be arranged. In general, it is recommended for those leaving the airport to go to the airport at least four hours before departure. 


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