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Haze in Tak critical, interferes local flights

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BANGKOK, 4 March 2012 (NNT) – The smoke haze covering many parts of the North of Thailand including Ampur Mae Sot of Tak province has forced low-cost airline Nok Air to adjust its local flight schedule as a result of poor visibility.

Tak governor Suriya Prasartbandit has disclosed that the smoke from bushfires and wildfires along the border of Thailand and Myanmar is critical where a thick haze of smoke and dust particles is obviously seen. He has instructed local village headmen to cooperate with local leaders in bordering Myanmar to take care of this forest fires problem. Locals in the troubled areas are also strongly urged to refrain from slash-and-burn farming practices.

The poor condition of visibility in Tak is more severe in the morning and begins to subside in the evening. Consequently, Nok Air, the low-cost airliner serving Mae Sot, has changed its departure time from Suvanbhumi Airport from 10.30 am to 3 pm so that the plane will land on Nakorn Mae Sot Airport in the evening at 4.20 pm and depart for Suvanbhumi Airport again at 4.35 pm.

Read more: NNT

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