Cebu Pacific continues flights to Bangkok

Posted at 01/22/2014 6:55 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific on Wednesday said it will continue to operate its flights to and from Bangkok, Thailand despite the declaration of a 60-day state of emergency in the country.

Cebu Pacific noted, however, that passengers with flights to and from Bangkok between January 21 to February 15, 2014 who wish to change their travel plans have the option to rebook their flights free of charge within 30 days from original departure date.

They may also choose to request for a full travel fund.

The airline said flights will continue as the Suvarnabhumi airport remains operational, but added that it is closely monitoring developments and will provide flight updates as needed.

The Thai government declared a 60-day state of emergency starting Wednesday to prevent any escalation of protests aimed at forcing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from power.

The protests, now in their third month, have closed off parts of the capital in the latest installment of an 8-year political conflict that has seen sporadic outbreaks of violence.