Thailand: Khon Kaen airport closed after short circuit sparked fire

Thailand: Khon Kaen airport closed after short circuit sparked fire

Bangkok: Khon Kaen, a domestic airport in Thailand’s northeast was reportedly closed on Friday after a short-circuit sparked fire in the airport said the airport authorities.

Flights from Bangkok capital and Chiang Mai city in the north will be affected since the Khon Kaen airport serves as a transport hub and a gateway to Thailand’s northeast.

When asked when will the airport begins its operations, a public relations officer at Civil Aviation said: “How long the airport will be closed for is still being assessed.”

Flights which were scheduled to land at Khon Kaen have been diverted to land at Udon Thani airport said the officer adding that the airport authorities are still assessing whether or not flights can resume in the afternoon.

Khon Kaen airport sees a maximum of 18 flights on daily basis with four domestic airlines operating flights to Khon Kaen.

The four domestic airlines include Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, and Thai Smile, a subsidiary of Thai Airways reported Reuters.