Don Muang Airport To Close Due To Floods

October 25, 2011

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Bangkok's Don Muang airport will temporarily halt operations from 5 pm local time (1000 GMT) on Tuesday due to flooding in the area, its general manager, Kanpat Mangkalasiri, said on Tuesday.

Its runway has not been flooded, but the halt was because many airline staff and passengers faced difficulty getting to the airport, Kanpat said.

Don Muang operates domestic flights and is used by budget airlines and private planes. Bangkok's main international airport, Suvarnabhumi, is still operating as normal.

(Reuters)