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Flights cancelled or rescheduled due to planned lantern festival in Chiang Mai


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Chiang Mai International Airport has cancelled 101 flights and rescheduled 59 others during the two-day sky lantern festival next week for safety reasons.


Chiang Mai is the heart of the festival, locally known as the “Yi Peng” festival, which takes place next Monday and Tuesday.


The airport’s deputy director, Wisut Khamyod, said the move is aimed at avoiding the possibility of lanterns, expected to be released in large numbers, interfering with aviation. The flight changes will not impact passenger services, as they have been informed of the change in advance.


Full story: Thai PBS 2023-11-23


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On 11/25/2023 at 10:13 AM, WDSmart said:

Why isn't this (and releasing balloons in the air at a funeral or wedding in the USA) considered littering and made illegal? :sad:

Well, I know where you are coming from I tis illegal in my country as well, even plastic bags, plastic straws and many other things but this is Thailand it is a third world country. 

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