THAI flight stranded in Pakistan following attacks on local airport


BANGKOK, 9 June 2014 – Thai Airways International (THAI) made known that one of its flights remained stranded in Pakistan after militants attacked its international airport last night.

Heavily armed gunmen have attacked Jinnah International airport, Pakistan’s busiest gateway in the southern city of Karachi, killing at least 23 people. All 10 of the gunmen who attacked the airport’s old terminal had reportedly been killed.

All operations at the terminal remain suspended and all flights are being diverted to other airports.

THAI confirmed that all of its 296 crew and passengers on board TG508 are safe and waiting for clearance for take-off in the transit area. The aircraft, bound to Bangkok from Muscat in Oman, was scheduled to depart Jinnah International airport at 11.50 PM local time.

The national carrier said the public will be informed as soon as they receive more updates.