Local news

Phuket Airport runway temporarily shut for repairs

  PHUKET Airport’s runway was shut for the second time for repairs at 5 p.m. today (July 3) after the first round of maintenance work early afternoon failed to fully rectify the problem and initially 22 flights were affected, Thansettakij newspaper said. Mr. Monchai Tanod, Phuket Airport’s director, said runway maintenance had been ongoing and

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Suvarnabhumi Airport intruder faces heavy punishment

AN ARMED motorcyclist high on drugs who intruded into Suvarnabhumi Airport at  11.50 a.m.yesterday and was captured at 12.03 p.m. faces heavy punishment with the maximum being death penalty or life imprisonment or 15-20 years in jail and a fine of 600,000-800,000 baht, Naewna newspaper quoted  Mr. Kittipong Kittikachorn, the airport’s director, as saying today

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Health

Rapid Covid-19 test at airport, conditional easing of quarantine

IN A new move Suvarnabhumi Airport in cooperation with the Public Health Ministry has introduced rapid point-of-care Polymerized Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for Covid-19 within the complex with results available in 90 minutes, Sanook.com reported this afternoon (July 3, 2020). While those getting a negative result would not have be placed in state quarantine, they

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Life

BREAKING NEWS: About-face on reopening Phuket airport

By Bhuva Chira, Sanook.com THE Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) issued an announcement today (15.5.2020) closing Phuket airport, with the stated reason being that the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat, even though it had issued an announcement yesterday allowing it to reopen on May 16, Sanook.com reported. In yesterday’s announcement CAAT said Phuket airport

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