Indian carriers cancel flights to Bangkok

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (UNI) India's top carriers today cancelled flights to Bangkok after protestors tookover Thailand's main airport to demand the ouster of the Thai Premier.

''Air India has cancelled all its flight to Bangkok in view of the situation at the Bangkok airport,'' an Air India spokesman said here.

He said two Air India flights had left for Bangkok yesterday, but had to be diverted to a nearby place.

Jet Airways flights have also been cancelled.

According to a Jet Airways spokesperson, two Jet flights took off for Bangkok from Delhi and Mumbai, but returned from Kolkata in view of the protest.

Hundreds of flights from different countries have been cancelled and thousands of travellers stranded at the airport due to the protest by the People's Alliance for democracy.

The Alliance has been trying to topple Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat for the past four months, accusing him of being the puppet of a disgraced fugitive predecessor, billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra.

The Alliance say protestors will keep the airport closed until Somchai quits.

The airport averages 700 flights a day and handled over 40 million passengers last year.

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