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Light Festival Disrupts Thai Airways

Posted: Nov. 13th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

Travelers to Bangkok during the light festival may want to pay close attention to their travel plans; Thai Airways International PCL is redirecting flights on November 27th to the 29th to avoid floating lanterns launched as part of the city's celebration of Loy Krathong.

Thai Airways International PCL has adjusted its flight schedule to northern Thailand to give way to floating lanterns that will fill the sky during a popular festival later this month.

The airline’s president, Sorajak Kasemsuwan, said in a statement Thursday that the adjustment and temporary suspension of some flights were a precautionary measure to avoid floating lanterns from being suctioned into airplane engines as people in northern Thailand take part in the tradition of releasing floating lanterns during the annual Loy Krathong festival.

The affected routes include Bangkok-Chiang Mai and Bangkok-Chiang Rai during Nov. 27-29.

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