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U-Tapao airport halts commercial flights due to Covid-19 outbreak

Caitlin Ashworth

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Commercial flights in and out of U-Tapao International Airport are suspended for the rest of the month due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Rayong and Chon Buri, which are classified as “red zone” provinces under maximum control. The domestic flights, which include flights to the popular destinations Phuket and Chiang Mai, could be suspended longer if the coronavirus situation in Rayong and nearby provinces doesn’t improve.

Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways and Thai Lion Air are affected by the flight suspension. The airport will still be open for special repatriation, military and cargo flights as well as other flights considered to be essential.

U-Tapao airport halts commercial flights due to Covid-19 outbreak | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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