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Bangkok Airport Chaos – 25/04/2010

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

FLIGHT DELAYS CREATE CHAOS AT BANGKOK AIRPORT

Hundreds of British tourists are still left stranded at Bangkok’s International Airport.  The aftermath of the volcanic ash crisis has created a huge backlog.  A number of Britons have ran out of money and are living like homeless people.  There was chaos and almost a riot at the check-in counters, as angry and desperate Brits fought to get the next flight out of Thailand…

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Yesterday I spoke to freelance photo-journalist Andrew Chant, who was at Bangkok International Airport amid the chaos.  Andrew commented, ‘There are hundreds of frustrated Brits who are forced to sleep on coardboard mats.  They are genuinely angry, tired and depressed, it is a dreadful sight.  They are not obviously visible, because they are sleeping in the basement of Bangkok Airport.’  Andrew added, ‘They are receiving regular meals from the Thai authorities.’

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QUICK CLICK – Full story by the Mail Online World News   

 

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Bangkok Airport Emergency – Part 7

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
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THAI AIRWAYS RESUME FLIGHTS - THE NATION

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 Thai Airways and other airlines resume flights at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Bangkok exhails a huge sigh of relief, but the race is on to get Bangkok’s main artery fully operational. It could be a maximum of 2 weeks or a minimum of 1 week, before Suvarnabhumi International Airport is fully operational. There is a large backlog of flights to deal with. Passengers are asked to check in no less than 7 HOURS BEFORE THEY FLY. Bangkok Airport and Thai Airways are in damage control mode.

PRISONERS IN PARADISE

It is thought that as many as 350,000 people are still stranded in Thailand. That’s a whole load of ‘prisoners in paradise.’ 

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Bangkok Airport Emergency – Part 6

Monday, December 1st, 2008

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THAILAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UPDATE

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi and Don  Mueng Airports remain closed for a seventh consecutive day. However, the PAD anti-government protesters have “allowed” almost 40 planes to fly out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, albeit empty.

The following airports across Thailand are operational – Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Samui, Hat Yai and U-Tapao.

Regularly updated information about Thailand’s international airports can be found on Stickman’s website.

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Bangkok Airport Emergency – Part 5

Monday, December 1st, 2008

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BBC NEWS – EMPTY PLANES LEAVE BANGKOK CRISIS

A “deal” has been agreed with the PAD (People’s Alliance for Democracy) protesters to fly a total of 88 planes out of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Currently, stranded passengers are scrambling to get flights from U-Tapao naval base. U-Tapao is located about 140km (90 miles) south-east of Bangkok.

Several countries have sent planes to fly their citizens out of Thailand. For the full story read this BBC NEWS REPORT 

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Bangkok Airport Emergency – Part 3

Saturday, November 29th, 2008
STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED AT BANGKOK AIRPORTS

(Updated on November 29th at 6:30pm Bangkok time)

BANGKOK – Suvarnabhumi International Airport remains shutdown, as the crisis continues. Increasing levels of travellers are left stranded at Bangkok’s international airport. It is estimated that as many as 300,000 people might be forced to miss their flights. The Thai authorities and the PAD protesters, are locked in a standoff that will cost Thailand’s reputation and tourist industry untold damage.

Currently, the situation is extremely tense, as police action might soon to be taken against the PAD protesters. The Thai authorities have endeavoured to seek a peaceful end to this Bangkok emergency, but time is running out.

For regular news updates check the following links…

THE NATION – BREAKING NEWS

BANGKOK POST – BREAKING NEWS

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BANGKOK AIRPORT CRISIS - THE NATION

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