THAI AIRWAYS CANCELS FLIGHTS OVER SARS THREAT

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MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, March 31) - Thailand's
national carrier, Thai Airways, has cancelled dozens of flights to Hong Kong and
other cities affected by a deadly virus that has left dozens of people dead.

The cancellations have been implemented "to guard against
the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus," a Thai
Airways statement said.

The airline has cancelled a total of 28 flights to Hong Kong,
South Korea, Taiwan and Greece.

The airline said passenger demand to the destinations had
decreased significantly since the emergence of the disease.

More than 1,600 people in 15 countries have been infected by
SARS, The disease has killed at least 59 people.

April 1, 2003

Radio Australia: http://abc.net.au/ra 

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