Thai Airways has cancelled all flights to Europe, leaving 1000’s of tourists stranded.

Thailand’s nationwide provider made the choice in response to Pakistan closing its airspace after it claimed two Indian navy jets had been shot down whereas crossing the border dividing Kashmir.

The airline mentioned it’s ready for permission to make use of different routes to fly into Europe that don’t cross Pakistan’s airspace.

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All its Europe-bound flights have been suspended within the meantime, and one flight that had already taken off earlier within the day needed to flip again.

A whole lot of travellers are ready at Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok following the cancellations.

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A videograb allegedly exhibits the captured Indian Air Power pilot within the custody of Pakistani navy

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Kashmiri villagers look on on the smouldering wreckage of an Indian fighter jet after it was shot down by the Pakistani navy

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Indian troopers and Kashmiri onlookers stand close to the stays of an Indian Air Power fighter jet that was shot down by the Pakistani navy

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Indian troopers and Kashmiri onlookers stand look on as an Indian military helicopter lands close to the positioning the place an Indian Air Power jet was shot down by the Pakistani navy

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An Indian soldier gestures close to the wreckage of an Indian Air Power fighter jet that was shot down by the Pakistani navy

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Supporters of a Pakistani non secular group Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba model Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a terrorist at a rally to sentence Indian aggression

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Indian troopers and Kashmiri villagers look on on the smouldering wreckage of an Indian fighter jet after it was shot down by the Pakistani navy

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India’s Border Safety Power troopers patrol alongside the fenced border with Pakistan on February 26

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Protesters in Pakistan march towards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Indian airstrike on allege Pakistan terrorist camp

EPA

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Supporters of India’s ruling Bhartiya Janta Get together staff maintain Indian flags as they rejoice the Indian airstrike on allege Pakistan terrorist camp

AP

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Protesters in Pakistan march towards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Indian airstrike on allege Pakistan terrorist camp

EPA

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Individuals in India burn an effigy that represents Pakistan as they rejoice the Indian airstrike on allege Pakistan terrorist camp

Reuters

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Indian troopers and Kashmiri villagers look on on the smouldering wreckage of an Indian fighter jet after it was shot down by the Pakistani navy

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Bhartiya Janta Get together staff maintain Indian flags as they rejoice the Indian airstrike on allege Pakistan terrorist camp

EPA

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Pakistani Kashmiris within the border city of Chakoti stroll previous India-bound cargo vans which are parked because the street to India is closed

AP

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Pakistani Military troopers escort journalists to the scene the place Indian fighter jets struck in a violation of Pakistani airspace

EPA

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Pakistani Military troopers escort journalists to the scene the place Indian fighter jets struck in a violation of Pakistani airspace

EPA

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Pakistani Military troopers escort journalists to the scene the place Indian fighter jets struck in a violation of Pakistani airspace

EPA

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Staff enter a concrete bunker that they’ve inbuilt a residential space close to the border

Reuters

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Pakistani troopers and journalists collect on the website the place Indian fighter jets struck in a violation of Pakistani airspace

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Pakistani troopers and journalists collect on the website the place Indian fighter jets struck in a violation of Pakistani airspace

AFP/Getty

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A videograb allegedly exhibits the captured Indian Air Power pilot within the custody of Pakistani navy

SWNS

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Kashmiri villagers look on on the smouldering wreckage of an Indian fighter jet after it was shot down by the Pakistani navy

AP

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Indian troopers and Kashmiri onlookers stand close to the stays of an Indian Air Power fighter jet that was shot down by the Pakistani navy

AFP/Getty

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Indian troopers and Kashmiri onlookers stand look on as an Indian military helicopter lands close to the positioning the place an Indian Air Power jet was shot down by the Pakistani navy

AFP/Getty

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An Indian soldier gestures close to the wreckage of an Indian Air Power fighter jet that was shot down by the Pakistani navy

AFP/Getty

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Supporters of a Pakistani non secular group Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba model Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a terrorist at a rally to sentence Indian aggression

AP

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Indian troopers and Kashmiri villagers look on on the smouldering wreckage of an Indian fighter jet after it was shot down by the Pakistani navy

AFP/Getty

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India’s Border Safety Power troopers patrol alongside the fenced border with Pakistan on February 26

Reuters

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Protesters in Pakistan march towards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Indian airstrike on allege Pakistan terrorist camp

EPA

10/21

Supporters of India’s ruling Bhartiya Janta Get together staff maintain Indian flags as they rejoice the Indian airstrike on allege Pakistan terrorist camp

AP

11/21

Protesters in Pakistan march towards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Indian airstrike on allege Pakistan terrorist camp

EPA

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Individuals in India burn an effigy that represents Pakistan as they rejoice the Indian airstrike on allege Pakistan terrorist camp

Reuters

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Indian troopers and Kashmiri villagers look on on the smouldering wreckage of an Indian fighter jet after it was shot down by the Pakistani navy

AFP/Getty

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Bhartiya Janta Get together staff maintain Indian flags as they rejoice the Indian airstrike on allege Pakistan terrorist camp

EPA

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Pakistani Kashmiris within the border city of Chakoti stroll previous India-bound cargo vans which are parked because the street to India is closed

AP

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Pakistani Military troopers escort journalists to the scene the place Indian fighter jets struck in a violation of Pakistani airspace

EPA

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Pakistani Military troopers escort journalists to the scene the place Indian fighter jets struck in a violation of Pakistani airspace

EPA

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Pakistani Military troopers escort journalists to the scene the place Indian fighter jets struck in a violation of Pakistani airspace

EPA

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Staff enter a concrete bunker that they’ve inbuilt a residential space close to the border

Reuters

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Pakistani troopers and journalists collect on the website the place Indian fighter jets struck in a violation of Pakistani airspace

AFP/Getty

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Pakistani troopers and journalists collect on the website the place Indian fighter jets struck in a violation of Pakistani airspace

AFP/Getty

Backpacker Nicolle Paisley, who was on the flight which needed to return, informed the Day by day Mail passengers had been at midnight about when their flights can be rescheduled and mentioned they’d been given no meals or drink whereas they wait.

Thai Airways flights from Bangkok to Europe are all cancelled (bangkokairportonline.com)

The Suvarnabhumi Airport web site exhibits that each one upcoming Thai Airways European flights have been cancelled, together with its subsequent providers to Paris, London Heathrow and Oslo.

“The battle scenario between Pakistan and India has affected Thai Airways flights,” mentioned Thai Airways president Sumeth Damrongchaitham. 

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“Flights additionally needed to flip again to Bangkok, together with the London and Frankfurt flights. 

“By closing the airspace, each flight from Thailand to Europe has been affected. For flights which are going to depart this night we’ll name an pressing assembly to contemplate the influence of such occasions.”  

The airline flies to 13 European locations: the UK, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, France, Russia, Frankfurt and Munich in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Rome and Milan in Italy and Austria.

Different airways have additionally been affected. Air Canada has cancelled all flights to India, with flight monitoring website FlightRadar24 exhibiting that one service from Toronto to Delhi was pressured to show again whereas flying over Sweden. Passengers could have spent 13 hours onboard to finish up again the place they began.

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Qatar Airways has quickly suspended flights to eight cities in India and Pakistan; Qatar flights that usually cross India-Pakistan airspace could also be delayed on account of rerouting.

Gulf Air has suspended all flights to and from Pakistan, whereas Emirates, Etihad and SriLankan Airways have additionally cancelled some providers.