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Thousands remain stranded on Samui


Published on Mar 30, 2011

Samui International Airport is expected to reopen today after heavy rains and fl oods forced the hub to close on Monday and Tuesday, leading thousands of passengers stranded. Bangkok Airways told Travel Daily this morning that conditions on the island were still unsuitable for flight departures, but it is expecting to fl y some services into Samui this morning. The airline was forced to cancel some 60 flights yesterday, while more than 2,000 people remain stranded on the flood-hit island. One passenger stuck at Samui airport said on Facebook this morning that there was no change in conditions today, with “heavy winds and no visibility”. Thai Airways and Firefly also cancelled flights yesterday.

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