Many flights cancelled for Loy Krathong safety

 | Fri 24 Nov 2023 17:18 ICT

Chiang Mai Airport has announced an adjustment in service hours over the Loy Krathong festival.

Wisut Khamyod airport deputy director said that there will be 160 flight changes at Chiang Mai airport after 7 pm during the Yi Peng Festival on November 27-28. The details are as follows:

1. 101 canceled, divided into 77 domestic and 24 international flights.

2. 59 flights were rescheduled, including 51 domestic and 8 international flights.

 Wisut said that the change and cancellation would have no impact on public service as the airline has already informed passengers and tourists in advance in order to plan appropriate travel. At the same time, Chiang Mai Airport strengthened its security operations.

Chiang Mai International Airport previously sent a letter requesting cooperation to government and private organizations, local government organizations, temples, educational institutions, and communities in the air navigation safety zone to the public to be informed of the guidelines for releasing floating lanterns during the Loy Krathong festival.

 Lanterns, makeshift rockets, fireworks, and other objects are prohibited from light and release within the aviation safety zone of the airport on November 27-28. The zone covers a 4.6-kilometre area on both sides of the runway and a distance of 18.5km between both ends of the runway