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Indian carrier offers help for stranded tourists in Thailand

eTN Staff Writer  Dec 03, 2008

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has mounted relief operations for transporting stranded passengers at Bangkok, due to the political unrest in Thailand and consequent closure of Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport. Since Wednesday, November 26, 2008, Jet Airways is operating relief flights into and out of Utaphao, a naval base airport in Thailand, from its gateway points Mumbai and Kolkata.

Having deployed Boeing 737-800 aircraft for these operations, Jet Airways has uplifted close to 1000 passengers until date, and is currently reviewing the situation in order to plan subsequent flights, in the days to come.

The schedule of these relief flights is currently as follows:
Departs Arrives
9W 162 Mumbai / 1200hrs Utaphao / 1800hrs
9W 161 Utaphao / 2000hrs Mumbai / 2300hrs
9W 166 Kolkata / 1800hrs Utaphao / 2215hrs
9W 165 Utaphao / 0001hrs Kolkata / 0115hrs
(All times local)

For the convenience of its customers, Jet Airways' has also set up a coordination cell, for managing the bookings and handling of its stranded travelers. Customers wanting to travel out of Thailand may call the Jet Airways Bangkok city office to register themselves on telephone number +662 696 8980 (local dial 02 696 8980).

Jet Airways will advise all registered customers details of reporting time and place for its complimentary bus service to Utaphao airport, a 2-hour journey from Bangkok. Priority in confirming bookings will be given based on the customer's original flight date.

Based on the current flight schedules ex-Utaphao the bus timings are 2 pm for the Mumbai bound and 5 pm for the Kolkata bound customers respectively.

Jet Airways customers have the option of visiting the airline Website for updated information.

Indian carrier offers help for stranded tourists in Thailand

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