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Scheduled blackout plunges Phuket Airport into darkness

PHUKET: Electricity supply to Phuket International Airport has been restored after the power was shut down by local electricity authority workers this morning (Aug 17) so they could upgrade high-voltage power lines in the area.

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Tanyaluk Sakoot

Wednesday 17 August 2016, 01:43PM


The electrical supply to Phuket’s critical transport portal went off at 9am, in direct accordance with the notice by the Phuket Provincial Electricity Authority (PPEA) to shut down power through to 4pm today in order for workers to safely carry out the upgrades.

Power was restored at 12:25pm, confirmed Airport Director Monrudee Gettuphan

“The power is back on at Phuket International Airport for now,” she told The Phuket News.

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“The power was restored after we contacted the Thalang PEA office and asked them to switch the power back on,” she said.

“No flights were affected during the power outage,” she added.

 

 

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jogi | 17 August 2016 - 19:51:00

@ Bjay  
yes they have back up generators, emergency lighting at international airports, all over the world and one day at  international airports in thailand. just stay positiv, your grandchildren will have it. china will do it for them

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Bjay | 17 August 2016 - 16:03:59

I would expect an International Airport to have Emergency Lighting & backup Generator's? 

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