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First commercial flight lands at Suvarnabhumi

In Uncategorized on December 4, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Bangkok (VNA) – The first commercial flight, operated by Thai Airways, touched down at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok on December 3 after an eight-day blockade by anti-government protesters.

The Thai Airways flight arrived at 2:15 (local time) from the resort island of Phuket.

More than an hour later, a Royal Jordanian Airlines flight from Amman, Jordan, arrived at Suvarnabhumi, becoming the first international flight to land at the airport since the protestors ended their occupation of the airport.

Thai Airways flights to Sydney, Delhi, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Seoul and Copenhagen have been cleared to depart later the same day, with flights continuing throughout the night.

AirAsia announced that it will resume flights to and from Suvarnabhumi from December 5.

The move took place following a Thai Constitutional Court ruling dissolving the People Power Party and banning prime minister Somchai Wongsawat from politics for five years.

Also on December 3, the Election Commission (EC) of Thailand said that a date has been set for re-elections, which will take place on December 11 across 26 constituencies in 22 provinces.-

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