Thousands stranded in Thailand after Pakistan closes airspace

BANGKOK (AFP) – Thousands of travellers were stranded in Bangkok yesterday when Thai Airways cancelled all flights over Pakistan after Islamabad closed its airspace in response to soaring tensions with India. Nearly 30 flights – the majority to and from European routes – were initially affected, the airline said, with three aircraft forced to return to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and others cancelled or set to be re-routed. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin