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90 Chiang Mai flights cancelled during Loy Krathong

Nok Air ATR 72-200 at Chiang Mai International Airport

Several airlines have cancelled altogether 90 flights to and from Chiang Mai Airport during the Loy Krathong Festival on Nov 3-4 out of safety concerns, Tinnagorn Choowong, vice-president of the Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai) revealed on Nov 1.

Mr Tinnagorn said the cancellation of flights is a precaution against possible air accidents from the release of hot-air and smoke lantern during the festival.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Thai PBS

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