Thai Airways adjusts flight schedules to avoid floating lanterns

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited has announced an adjustment to its flight schedules and cancellation of some flights bound for the northern region of Thailand during Loy Krathong Festival in order to avoid danger from floating lanterns.According to Flight Lieutenant Pratana Patanasiri, Vice President of the Aviation Safety, Security and Standards Department of THAI, the adjustment is necessary as Loy Krathong celebrants in various provinces in the North usually hold the lantern floating tradition which may interrupt or cause danger to flights.For the ultimate safety standard of aviation, Flt.Lt. Pratana said Thai Airways decided to adjust and cancel northern bound flights during 5-7 November. As a result, the following flights have been cancelled – the Bangkok-Chiang Mai roundtrip flight TG 120, the Chiang Mai – Bangkok flight TG 121, the Bangkok-Chiang Mai flight TG 122, and the Chiang Mai – Bangkok flight TG 117.Other flights adjusted are TG 116 previously scheduled to leave Bangkok at 17.25 hr and arrive in Chiang Mai at 18.35 hr will leave earlier at 16.50 to arrive in Chiang Mai at 18.00 hr. TG 136 with the old departure time from Bangkok at 18.30 and arrive in Chiang Rai at 19.50 will be moved up to departure time of 15.55 in order to arrive in Chiang Rai at 17.15. TG 137 with departure time from Chiang Rai at 20.05 is moved up to 17.50 in order to arrive in Bangkok at 19.10.

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