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Busy in BKK – dust off the planes, Thais are travelling again! VIDEO

Tim Newton

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BKK is busy, well, compared to the last 10 months in Thailand. Bangkok’s two airports were closed as part of the 2020 ‘lockdown’ and only reopened at the end of May after about 8 weeks, and only to domestic traffic (with some limited international repatriation, cargo, and a few passenger flights). Over the past 10 months Tim has been flying weekly and was surprised today to see a major uptick in passengers moving around the airport.

Next week is Songkran and the traffic will be even busier with bumper passenger movement expected for this year’s extended Songkran (Thai New Year) holidays.

 

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    Thierry

    Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Well, we all have seen this airport in busier times, yet it is a far cry from the loneliness I, amongst the few who travelled, experienced in late July 2020. Misses a few Farangs suitcases and faces though! Great that we are slowly moving towards (hopefully!) better times!

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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2012. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 41 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented over 10,000 radio news bulletins, 3,900 in Thailand alone, hosted 650 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. As founder of The Thaiger, Tim now acts as the Content Manager and head-writer, whilst supervising the growth of the YouTube channel. He's reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand.

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