Airline Strands 300 Chinese Tourists at Phuket Airport

Stranded tourists wait at Terminal X of Phuket Airport for any news of their flight home (The Phuket News).

(The Phuket News)

PHUKET — Three hundred Chinese holidaymakers have been stranded in Phuket since Sunday when the charter aircraft that was supposed to pick them up broke down in Bangkok.

The aircraft is operated by City Airways, a small airline owned by a group of Thai, Chinese and Hong Kong investors.


Thai Civil Aviation Department Director General Woradet Hanprasert was quoted as saying that the airline had notified by his office not to use the malfunctioning aircraft to pick up the stranded passengers. Read more here



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