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Flights delayed and cancelled at Phuket Airport – Closure of Pakistan airspace

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Flights delayed and cancelled at Phuket Airport – Closure of Pakistan airspace | The Thaiger

Flights have been affected at the Phuket International Airport, a knock-on affect from the closing of airspace over Pakistan.

Latest in the tensions between India and Pakistan HERE.

Thai Airways resumes flights. Read about that HERE.

The Phuket International Airport has announced flights that have been affected at the Phuket International Airport.

Delayed flights…

  • AEROFLOT airlines flight SU278/279 from Moscow – Phuket – Moscow
  • I FLY airlines flight F79557/9558 from Vnukovo – Phuket – Vnukovo
  • AZUR AIR airlines flight ZF9633/9634 from Koltsovo – Phuket – Koltsovo
  • AZUR AIR airline flight ZF7733/7734 from Vnukovo – Phuket – Vnukovo
  • AZUR AIR airlines flight ZF5231/7834 from Strigino – Phuket – Strigino

Canceled flights…

  • THAI AIRWAYS flight TG927/927

Please check the flight schedule before arriving at the airport and ask for flight information from the airline that you are travelling with about the flight status in order not to be left behind at the airport.

For more information, please contact the Airports of Thailand Contact Centre at 1722 for 24 hours and 076 351 801

Flights delayed and cancelled at Phuket Airport - Closure of Pakistan airspace | News by The Thaiger

 



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Motorbike rider dies after colliding with ten wheeler truck in Thalang

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A male motorbike rider has died after colliding into the back of a ten wheeler truck in Thalang early this morning.

Thalang Police were notified of the accident along Thepkrasattri Road in the southbound lane through Thalang at 2am this morning. The conditions were dry and road was clear of traffic.

Emergency responders arrived to find the ten wheelers truck and driver,  55 year old Sirichai Konghom, waiting at the scene.

Nearby was a damaged motorbike. The 20 year old driver, Ittiphon Rodnokkaew, died at the scene.

Sirichai told police that he was driving from Surat Thani to Phuket. When he arrived at the scene he heard the sound of a collision at the back of his truck.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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Boating no-go zone set for  HRH Princess Sirivannavari visiting Phuket

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Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana is visiting Phuket today to inaugurate a new marine research vessel. A boats no-go zone has been set.

The Phuket Marine Office has announced “Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana is visiting Phuket today to inaugurate the new marine vessel at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC)”

“The official ceremonies is from midday to 5pm,  No boats may enter in the special zone during HRH Sirivannavari’s visit from midday to 5pm which are…

1. Latitude 7º48’42.36” North Longitude 98º22’21.70” East

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For non-nautical types, here’s a more helpful map. The exclusion areas are between the PMBC and Koh Lon in Chalong Bay

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UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill

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UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill | The Thaiger

A water truck driver has presented himself to Karon Police after yesterday’s road accident on Kata Hill that killed a female motorcycle rider.

She died after skidding on oil spilled on the road, falling off the motorbike and being crushed by a water truck in Kata last night. Two others motorists following being also crashed and sustained injuries.

Read more about yesterday’s incident HERE.

This morning the water truck driver, Apichart Sripan, has himself to Karon Police for questioning over the incident.

Karon Police report that a drug and alcohol test has been conducted returning a zero result. But he has been charged with reckless driving causing injury and death.

In our earlier report, police say witnesses report the truck stopped 100 metres down the road. They say the driver got out of the truck to inspect the wheels. Witnesses tried to take photo of him but he got back into his truck and sped away.

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