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Thailand to reopen Suvarnabhumi Airport for domestic flights

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Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport airport to be reopened after a one-month closure Photo suppled

Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok will be reopened for domestic flights from May 1, after being closed since the state of the month due to COVID-19 measures, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.

When flights resume, airport officials have advised the public that all proper hygiene steps have been taken to ensure that the COVID-19 virus is properly handled. They also advised that during the closure, the airport has undergone extensive repairs to both the terminal and the runway.

The airport’s general manager Suthirawat Suwanawat has reported to local media that, “Even though there were few passengers, the airport still keeps up hygiene and cleaning measures in the complex to keep passengers’ confidence once the flights are allowed to resume.”

“Repairs have also been made to its [the airports] concourse, elevators, lighting, air-conditioning and baggage handling systems, while broken floor tiles have been replaced,” he added.

Cambodia had decided to keep its major airport – Phnom Penh International Airport – open throughout the crisis so far, with several vital flights being arranged this month to return stranded foreigners home.

Flights to China and several destinations are also continuing without stoppage while Siem Reap International airport and Sihanoukville International airport also remained opened throughout the pandemic without closure, although nonessential sectors of all three airports were closed, some outlets were also shuttered.

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