Delays hit Suvarnabhumi

BANGKOK, 21 March 2017: Around 100 flights from 900 daily services, landing and taking off at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, are suffering delays according to the latest Aeronautical Radio of Thailand.

The east runway is partially closed for repairs for two months and this has caused an average 10-minute delay in flights impacting on the departures of around 100 flights daily.

In mid-April, Thailand celebrates its nationwide Songkran festival that marks the start of the traditional New Year. In addition, Easter is celebrated, worldwide. This year, it falls almost on the same dates as Songkran, which will increase holiday traffic to Thailand from nations in Asia.

AEROTHAI said 10% more flights will land Thailand during the  Songkran Festival.

That will give Thailand an estimated 38,000 Thailand-bound flights, 13 to 16 April. Most of flights will be heading to the holiday islands of Phuket and Samui.

(Source: News Bureau of Thailand)