Chiang Rai airport reopens

Chiang Rai airport reopens

The Nok Air aircraft is being removed from the runway of Chiang Rai airport in Chiang Rai province on Thursday. (Photo: Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand)
The Nok Air aircraft is being removed from the runway of Chiang Rai airport in Chiang Rai province on Thursday. (Photo: Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand)

Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport reopens on Friday after a damaged Nok Air plane was removed from the runway.

Airports of Thailand and the Department of Airports had cleared the runway which Nok Air's Boeing 737-800 skidded off on July 30, causing flight cancellations and an airport shutdown.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand finished examining the runway for safety on Thursday before the airport reopening.

Chiang Rai Airport's Director said the plane's removal was delayed due to difficulties moving it without causing more damage to the aircraft's wings.

The plane was now parked about 600 metres from where it was stuck after it veered off the runway.

Nok Air said it will compensate all passengers on the flight with refunds and free tickets worth one million baht.

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Vocabulary

  • cancellation: a decision to stop something that has been arranged from taking place - การยกเลิก
  • compensate: to pay money to someone because something bad has happened to them - ชดเชย
  • damage (noun): physical harm caused to something which makes it less attractive, useful or valuable - ความเสียหาย
  • runway (noun): a long narrow strip of ground with a hard surface that an aircraft takes off from and lands on - ทางขึ้นลงของเครื่องบิน
  • shutdown (noun): turning something off, so that it is not operating anymore -
  • skid: (especially of a vehicle) to slide along a surface so that you have no control - ลื่น,เลื่อนไถล,เซ,ลื่นไหล
  • veer (verb): to suddenly move in a different direction - เบน, แฉลบ เสียทิศทาง
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