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Officials at Chiang Mai Airport welcomed the maiden flight on a new route from Qatar with a traditional water cannon salute on Wednesday morning. The Qatar Airways flight was the first of a four-times a week service which will operate through until May next year.
Tourist authority officials and Bangkok dignitaries were on hand this week when the Ratchaprasong Christmas lights were unveiled. This year’s illuminations include the highlight, and first in Thailand, of 3D lighting shows of Bangkok. The 3D shows are scheduled to take place five times a day until New Year’s Eve.
A senior Transport Ministry official told reporters the State Railway of Thailand would be increasing passenger train capacities over the New Year holidays. Anon Luangboribun stated that the total daily capacity would be increased to 120,000 passengers for the period between 29 December and 3 January.