PHUKET, June 12 (TNA) – The general manager of Phuket airport expected it to reopen on June 16 along with the resumption of many other business and activities approved by the government.
Thanee Chuangchoo, the general manager, said Phuket airport had been closed due to an order from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand to control the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Phuket airport had always been prepared to be 100% ready for reopening although its service resumption had been postponed twice, he said.
“I expect an order for the airport reopening on June 16. Previous decisions to postpone its reopening might result from care and the expectation that Phuket which was among at-risk provinces should be a model province of highly effective disease control after the reopening of its airport. Therefore, the province and its airport must be 100% free of the disease,” Mr Thanee said.
He said he was pleased with the reopening of Phuket beaches on June 9. Unless there is the second wave of the disease, there should be good news on June 16 for the airport and other activities, Mr Thanee said. (TNA)