It was agreed upon that flights between 10pm and 7am must not exceed six percent of total daily flights, or currently no more than 12 flights per night. Initially there will be no flights after 1am, but there may be in the near future, he added. Authorities have also put together funding from four sources, totalling one million baht, to help mitigate noise, repair building damages or assist those affected by this new change. In total 3,551 households will likely be affected, though all heads of communities have been tasked with talking to their residents and keeping them informed.Schools will be equipped with noise mitigating equipment and measuring devices.
Following a very ‘thorough’ Environmental Impact Assessment, along with numerous public hearings, Kirati Kijamanwat, Director of AOT Chiang Mai, says that as of the first of November, Chiang Mai International Airport will be operating around the clock.