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151 flights rescheduled, cancelled in Chiang Mai for Loy Krathong

Chiang Mai International Airport announced on Thursday that a total of 151 domestic and international flights would be rescheduled or cancelled for safety reasons during the sky lantern festival beginning on Saturday, Bangkok Post reported.

Airport Deputy Director Thananrat Prasertsri said airlines were concerned about aviation safety during the Loy Krathong  and Li Peng festival.

F/O Thananrat said that 66 domestic flights and 30 international flights will be cancelled, and 44 domestic and 14 international flights rescheduled. 

People living near the airport have been warned not to launch lanterns into the sky.

The festival in Chiang Mai runs from Nov 9-12.

Read more at Bangkok Post

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