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Flights redirected as heavy rains belt Phuket Airport

PHUKET: Heavy rain and strong winds late yesterday afternoon (June 26) saw 11 flights unable to land at Phuket International Airport for safety reasons.

By Chutharat Plerin

Wednesday 27 June 2018, 10:51AM

The downpours, which started just after 5pm, saw 138.6mm of rainfall recorded at the airport during the three-hour period from 4pm-7pm, followed by another 71.2mm in the next three-hour recording period – bringing the total rainfall in six hours to a soaking 209.8mm.

Staff from Airports of Thailand (AoT), which operates Phuket airport, confirmed that 11 flights were not able to land during the dangerous weather.

Five flights were set into holding patterns until the weather cleared, while two flights were diverted to Krabi International Airport, two more flights were diverted to Surat Thani International Airport, one flight was diverted to Hat Yai International Airport and one other flight was diverted to Samui Airport.

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The deluge of rain overflowed gutters on the roof of the terminals, with water pouring into several areas inside the two terminals, including what staff reported as baggage checking areas, boarding gates and airline offices on the third floor.

Water also cascaded off the roof of the International Terminal, pouring heavily down onto the artificial turf waiting area three floors below.

AoT staff at the airport reported that they fixed the problems and cleaned the affected areas as quickly as possible and AoT management apologised for any inconvenience.



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Kurt | 27 June 2018 - 16:12:35

What a mess. Totally not internationally sett. Water poured in several terminal areas. New areas!! Well, proof that when budget is not fully used for what it is mend, but flows partly away to study/kick backs, here you see the outcome. What a poor setting, not even Smart 0.0. Not surprised. Any government questions? No, no questions! All clear, yes?

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