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Last evening Phuket International Airport closed for 2 hours whilst quick repairs were made to the runway. Earlier in the day small cracks were found on the tarmac causing airport officials to postpone some flights and divert others which were on their way to Phuket. Repairs were made on the runway between 5 – 7pm as repairs were affected by officials. Some 22 flights are reported to have been affected by the diversions and postponements (details below). Flights were reportedly diverted to Krabi and Hat Yai airports. Other flights to and from Phuket Airport were postponed or cancelled due to […]

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Nice to see the preventative maintenance schedules are working to Thai standards still. 

One day Thailand might fix things before they break or fall down. Particularly airport runways and buildings.

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Hat Yai? Must be the only one equiped for International arrivals as there are at least 2 others such as Surathani and Trang. Maybe Hat Yai was just a temporary stop and then the flight went direct to Phuket after 2-3 hours of down time.

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