Bangkok Airways flights to Koh Samui canceled for Friday January 4, 2019
If you planned on flying into Koh Samui airport tomorrow — Friday, January 4th, 2019 — and you had booked a Bangkok Airways flight, news today is all Bangkok Airways flights to Koh Samui are canceled due to Tropical Storm Pabuk.
That also goes for all flights leaving Koh Samui.
The popular budget airline says, after reviewing the expected weather situation around Koh Samui for Friday, they made the decision to cancel flights.
Their announcement begins:
Bangkok Airways is on high alert and closely monitoring the weather situation following the weather warning announcement by Thai Meteorological Department on tropical storm Pabuk moving towards southern region of Thailand during 4-5 January 2019 which causes widespread rainfalls and torrential downpours. After assessing the current weather condition at potentially affected areas, Bangkok Airways announces cancellation of all flights to and from Samui Airport, Surathani on 4th January 2019 for safety reasons.
Any passengers who wish to rebook their canceled Koh Samui flights can do so by contacting their Call Center at 1771, or by calling Bangkok Airways at 02-270-6698.
All canceled flights can also be rebooked without fees or charges.
Koh Samui residents and visitors warned about flooding
Meanwhile, residents of the Thai island are reported to be stocking up on supplies, including petrol and food, as all plane and boat services to the island are expected to be canceled until Tropical Storm Pabuk is over.
People living close to the island’s shoreline have also been asked to move to higher ground until the storm passes. Koh Phangan Suksa School is being set up as a temporary shelter for that purpose.
Residents of and visitors to the island are also being warned to stay away from rising water, as potentially dangerous flooding may occur.
If Storm Pabuk acts as forecast, however, all flights and boat services are expected to resume by Sunday.
For the resumption of Bangkok Airways flights, keep an eye on the airline’s website or contact them for updated news.