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All quiet at airports in 13 "deep red zones" - Chiang Mai has no passengers for first time in 100 years


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TNA MCOT reported from several airports in Thailand after air travel was halted in 13 deep red zone provinces yesterday for 14 days due to the latest spike in Covid-19 cases. 

 

At Hat Yai airport in the southern province of Songkhla there was only security staff and all shops and counters were shut. 

 

There have been 9,400 infections and 44 deaths in the province with a new cluster at the Sapsin market in Muang district resulting in the closure of the market until July 28th.

 

Meanwhile in Chiang Mai the media reported that there was barely a soul at the airport with no passengers for the first time in 100 years since the airport was founded.

 

There were just a few security staff and people packing up stock in shops. 

 

The last flights there were 990 passengers on six flights on Tuesday.

 

An airport official said they would be using the down time to do cleaning. 

 

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8 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

To be fair air traffic pretty busy with Koh Samui.

 

SamuiPlus update on Wednesday: 0 #COVID19 cases again

 

Day 1: 9 people on 3 flights

 

Day 2: 1 person on 1 flight

 

Day 3: 0 people on 0 flights

 

Day 4: 5 people on 2 flights

 

Day 5: 2 people on 1 flight

 

Day 6: 1 person on 1 flight

 

Day 7: 2 people on 2 flights

 

Is that including, or excluding, the pilots and cabin crews??? 🙂

 

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3 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

Will there be one person on one flight from the sandbox @19-08 is a burning question I have 🤔

No, all those flights are stopped and those tickets are cancelled.  Those people are stranded.  As I and so many others predicted.

 

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29 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

"The airport was established in 1921 as Suthep Airport. "

 

Wanna see photos, or I won't believe it!

(just see that you were faster)

 

Don't think too much about it.

What I find is obvious:

a bamboo forest at the foot of Doi Suthep was cleared to make up a landing strip for the post WW1 type of planes.

I could not find a picture of the "airport" but this is likely one of the first to land there:

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10 minutes ago, SomchaiCNX said:

I think the information is not correct, there was  departure of a private jet today.

 

And what does it mean that some super VIP could fly on his private jet?

Not much to do with regular passenger traffic.

And of course technically air control and facilities will be on for emergencies, military, police etc.

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1 minute ago, KhunBENQ said:

(just see that you were faster)

 

Don't think too much about it.

What I find is obvious:

a bamboo forest at the foot of Doi Suthep was cleared to make up a landing strip for the post WW1 type of planes.

I could not find a picture of the "airport" but this is likely one of the first to land there:

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Any date associated with that photo?

 

I was going to add.... I don't think there were many "airport" passengers sitting around CM airport waiting for commercial flights (because I'm pretty sure there weren't any) back during WWII when the British and Americans were bombing the airstrip then being used by the Japanese and Thai air forces......

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Any date associated with that photo?

Not 100% sure. It's from pantip.com and if I understand correct it's from 1923, February 16 to 19, some "airshow".

So not the first to land in Chiang Mai.

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1 minute ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

AFAIK, the government's new ban on flights applies to regular commercial flights... not private aircraft.

 

FYI, the two in the front (cockpit) are the pilots, the others in the rear (cabin) are passengers. 

1. It can be a privately owned jet.

2. It can be a private charter flight (commercial)

3. It could be one of the 2 military jets that were ordered a couple years ago. (not sure they received them already. 

 

I would really be surprised if they would have daily commercial flight 100 years ago. In 1921 they just finished the railroad connection from BKK to Chiang Mai.

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13 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

(just see that you were faster)

 

Don't think too much about it.

What I find is obvious:

a bamboo forest at the foot of Doi Suthep was cleared to make up a landing strip for the post WW1 type of planes.

I could not find a picture of the "airport" but this is likely one of the first to land there:

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Faster Somchai Faster!!! Im pedaling as fast as I can!!!!!!! OY!!!!

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23 hours ago, Scott Tracy said:

I was surprised to read Chiang Mai had an airport in 1921... I wonder what aircraft flew there and who used them.

It was founded in 1921 as 'Suthep Airport

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