Khon Kaen airport reopens after flight cancellations Saturday night

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Khon Kaen Airport’s runway lighting system has been repaired after malfunctioning on Saturday night. (Photo: Chakrapan Natanri)

KHON KAEN (Reuters) – Khon Kaen airport resumed service on Sunday morning after flights were canceled on Saturday evening due to a fault in the runway lighting system, the airport’s chief executive said on Sunday. , Atthaya Larpmak.

Pilot Officer Atthaya said that after NokAir flight DD725 (Khon Kaen-Chiang Mai) departed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, airport aviation security personnel examined the runway and other systems and found that the runway lighting system had malfunctioned.

Flight control tower and other offices were notified of the system failure.

The following night flights were subsequently canceled for safety reasons:

– Thai AirAsia flight FD 3257 (Don Mueang-Khon Kaen) which was to land at 7:25 p.m. and flight FD 3528 (Khon Kaen-Don Mueang) which was to take off at 7:55 p.m.;

– Thai Vietjet flight VZ214 (Suvarnabhumi-Khon Kaen) which was to land at 7:45 p.m. and flight VZ215 (Khon Kaen-Suvarnabhumi) which was to take off at 8:15 p.m.; and

– Thai Smile flight WE046 (Suvarnabhumi-Khon Kaen) which was to land at 7:45 p.m. and flight WE047 (Khon Kaen-Suvarnabhumi) which was to take off at 8:15 p.m.

Pilot Officer Atthaya announced on Sunday morning that repairs were complete and the airport resumed service with Thai AirAsia flight FD3250 (Don Mueang-Khon Kaen) landing at 7:54 a.m. Other flights would arrive and depart as scheduled.

All airport services have returned to normal, he said.

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