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Thailand Flight Disruptions Alert

Updated 10 November 2019

The Situation:

The Chiang Mai International Airport announced Thursday that 151 domestic and

international flights will be canceled or rescheduled beginning Saturday, November 9

through Tuesday, November 12 for the Loy Krathong and Li Peng sky lantern festival over

concerns for safety. So far 66 domestic and 30 international flights have been canceled,

while 44 domestic and 14 international flights have been rescheduled.

Individuals traveling to or from the Chiang Mai International Airport are advised to confirm

the status of their flight before departure for the airport and anticipate flight and airport

services disruptions.

Possible Effects:

  • Traffic delays due to festival congestion

  • Delayed, cancelled or rescheduled flights

  • Large crowds

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Check with airport to confirm flight status before departure

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid travel through major cities if possible, instead using bypasses

  • Monitor local media and news for updates

  • Enroll in a safe traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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