Flood threat forces Nakhon Si Thammarat airport to close

Flooding in Nakhon Si Thammarat has forced it's airport to close for safety reason.

Director-general of the Department of Civil Aviation Mr Darun Sangchai said Nakhon Si Thammarat airport has announced the closure of the airport for two days, beginning today after floodwater began to submerge the end its Runway 19.

This prompted the airport to shut off its power supply to the navigation lights on the runway and its navigation system for the aviation safety of aircraft.

He said the airport has communicated with airlines to assist their passengers who might be stranded, and to inform their passengers of flight time changes and refunding of tickets.

Some airlines have provided bus transport for their stranded passengers to nearby airports which include Surat Thani, Hat Yai, and Phuket airports to board special flights back to Bangkok, he added.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)