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Krabi Worldwide Airport suffered a power failure on the runway on Saturday evening, affecting three flights and 508 passengers.

The Performing Director of the Airport Division, Montri Dechasakulsom, reported {that a} power failure occurred on the third apron of Krabi Airport on Saturday, March 2, stopping plane from touchdown or taking off on the time. Montri mentioned three flights and 508 passengers have been affected together with:

  • Thai VietJet Air flight VZ345 with 193 passengers
  • Bangkok Airways flight PG146 with 145 passengers
  • Fly Dubai flight FZ1482 with 170 passengers

Montri assured the general public that the airport would facilitate the affected passengers in accordance with the foundations to guard the rights of passengers.

The airport later up to date that its crew managed to resolve the issue with the Precision Strategy Path Indicator (PAPI), the system that offered visible steerage to the runway yesterday, March 3. In consequence, some flights have been in a position to take off throughout the day.

The Minister of Transport, Suriya Juangroongruangkit, advised the airport use transportable runway lights whereas {the electrical} system is repaired, and urged the crew to unravel the issue by the tip of yesterday to keep away from affecting different flights.

The ministry, the airport and the Krabi Provincial Public Relations Division haven’t but offered an replace on the restore. Passengers affected by the issue can contact the airport and every airline on the next numbers:

  • Krabi Worldwide Airport 07-570-1472
  • Thai VietJet Air 082-282-1237
  • Bangkok Airways 061-172-7210
  • Thai AirAsia 02-029-7866

Krabi Worldwide Airport is beneath a growth plan. Its new passenger terminal, which would be the airport’s third terminal, is beneath development and is predicted to be accomplished by the tip of this yr, 2024.

The brand new terminal would enable the airport to deal with 3,000 passengers per hour or eight million passengers per yr, up from 1,500 passengers per hour or 4 million folks per yr.

In November of final yr, a dramatic incident unfolded at Krabi Airport, sparked by a water leak inside a just lately constructed parking constructing. The completion of this construction had taken place lower than a yr previous to the incident, prompting criticism from each Thai netizens and residents within the neighborhood.

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