Khon Kaen airport reopens after Saturday night flight cancellations

Khon Kaen airport reopens after Saturday night flight cancellations

The runway lighting system at Khon Kaen airport was repaired after it malfunctioned on Saturday night. (Photo: Chakrapan Natanri)
The runway lighting system at Khon Kaen airport was repaired after it malfunctioned on Saturday night. (Photo: Chakrapan Natanri)

KHON KAEN: Khon Kaen airport resumed service on Sunday morning after flights were cancelled on Saturday night due to a failure in the runway lighting system, airport general manager Atthaya Larpmak said on Sunday.

Pilot Officer Atthaya said that after NokAir Flight DD725 (Khon Kaen-Chiang Mai) departed at 7pm on Saturday, the airport's air safety personnel examined the runway and other systems and found the runway lighting system had malfunctioned.

The flight control tower and other offices were informed of the system failure.

The following night flights were subsequently cancelled for safety reasons:

- Thai AirAsia Flight FD 3257 (Don Mueang-Khon Kaen) which was due to land at 7.25pm and Flight FD 3528 (Khon Kaen-Don Mueang) which was due to depart at 7.55pm;

- Thai Vietjet Flight VZ214 (Suvarnabhumi-Khon Kaen) which was due to land at 7.45pm and Flight VZ215 (Khon Kaen-Suvarnabhumi) which was due to depart at 8.15pm; and

- Thai Smile Flight WE046 (Suvarnabhumi-Khon Kaen) which was due to land at 7.45pm and Flight WE047 (Khon Kaen-Suvarnabhumi) which was due to depart at 8.15pm.

Pilot Officer Atthaya announced on Sunday morning that the repairs had been finished and the airport resumed service with Thai AirAsia Flight FD3250 (Don Mueang-Khon Kaen) landing at 7.54am. Other flights would arrive and depart as scheduled.

All airport services had returned to normal, he said.

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