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Thai AirAsia X flies to Brisbane June 2019. Thai Airways cut services to Australia.

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Today Brisbane Airport announced that the low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia X would start operating from the Queensland capital flying to Bangkok four times a week from June 2019.

This will be Thai AirAsia X’s first Australian destination and would be using the Airbus A330-300’s which have 12 premium seats available in a 2-2-2 layout, and 365 economy seats in a 3-3-3 layout.

The flights have been scheduled to depart from Brisbane at midday, and as an overnight service from Don Mueang to Brisbane.

AirAsia X says that this new route will help increase traffic between the nations but most importantly it will offer a low-cost option. They also hope to see new visitors take advantage of AirAsia’s 130+ destinations found in their network.

They will join Thai Airways as the only two airlines offering non-stop flights between the two cities. Thai Airways had previously offered a daily Bangkok-Brisbane route but has been cut to four times a week as the company slowly reduced their capacity in the Australian market.

Meanwhile, Thai Airways is reducing the number of flights to Sydney to one flight a day from the previous 11 times a week, while its Melbourne route has been reduced to 11 flights from 14. Only the Perth-Bangkok route has remained unchanged at seven flights a week.

For the first time in over a decade, Thai Airways would be offering less that one million seats a year to Australia, having cut their capacity to the land down under by about 30 per cent. This new reduction in capacity hasn’t occurred since the civil unrest in Bangkok in 2006.

SOURCE: Australian Aviation 



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Syrian woman arrested with fake Spanish passport at Suvarnabhumi Airport

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Immigration officers at Suvarnabhumi Airport have arrested a Syrian woman with a fake Spain passport.

The Immigration Bureau reports that, while they were patrolling the airport, they found the woman who was acting suspiciously.

They asked to see her passport which had her name listed on the passport as Alampana Albana, a Spanish national. She was waiting for a flight to Germany.

Officers also found another Syrian passport which identified her name as Mrs Manal Ahmad Alnayed.

The woman admitted that the Syrian passport was her real passport. She told officers her husband, who lived in Germany, arranged it for her.

She says she purchased the fake passport in Malaysia. She received the flight tickets from a foreign woman at the KL airport.

Mrs Alnayed has been charged with illegal possession of, and using, a fake passport.

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Spanish man arrested in Bangkok over alleged raped

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Immigration Officers have arrested a Spanish man after he allegedly raped a handcuffed Thai woman.

INN News reports that the 30 year old Spanish man was arrested following the issuing of an arrest warrant for the alleged rape of the woman. The incident happened last Saturday at a luxury condominium in Thong Lor, Bangkok.

The female Thai victim told officers she and her friends were drinking at an entertainment venue in Thong Lor. She went back to her room with the Spanish man.

After that the Spanish man used handcuffs with the victim before biting her neck and raping her.

Immigration Officers discovered that the Spanish man has entered Thailand 38 times in the past. He works as a marketing consultant in Spain. Police are continuing their investigation and questioning those involved.

SOURCE: INN News

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Dog patiently watches over deceased master on Pathum Thani roadside

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A man, who had left home a month ago to live by the roadside with a stray dog in Pathum Thani, has been found dead. The dog was watching over the body when others discovered the deceased man. Pathum Thani is just north of Bangkok.

The deceased has been identified as 45 year old Surachai Khamsue. He was found lying by the side of a road in Moo 2 village in Tambon Klong Nueng, Klong Luang district, beside the old and un-roadworthy pickup that he had been using as a home.

His sister, 40 year old Chalermsri Sohsawaeng, told police that Surachai had left home to live in the car a month ago, and that she and other siblings had given him money to buy food.

Her brother liked to drink alcohol, she added. The body was sent for autopsy at Thammasat University hospital.

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