Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15 Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3186 times:
British Airways is adjusting its flight schedule to Hong Kong following a change in World Health Organisation (WHO) travel advice for travel to the area. Until further notice, BA will operate its Hong Kong services using Bangkok as a temporary transit.
The information issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) today, Wednesday 2nd April, advises visitors to Hong Kong to consider post-poning non-essential travel to the province in light of the current outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2725 times:
The main reason for the stopover (the same reason BA is operating Gulf flights via Larnaca) is that crew no-longer overnight in Hong Kong. Crew will slip in BKK and operate a shuttle BKK-HKG-BKK return. It is primarily for the safety of BA staff.