Dec 2, 2008

World - Bangkok's main airport to remain shut till Dec 15

BANGKOK: The head of Thailand's airports says that Suvarnabhumi international airport will remain closed to passenger flights until at least Dec. 15
due to the disruption caused by anti-government protesters.

Acting director Serirat Prasutanont of the Airports of Thailand says in a statement on Tuesday that the country's main airport has lost more $10 million due to the weeklong closure forced by anti-government protesters.

The statement says the closure of the airport for passenger flights ``is extended to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15.''

Serirat said the airport was reopened to cargo flights on Tuesday.

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