Bangkok – October 27th, 2011 – 9:55am
Foreign news media seem to be getting confused during the current flooding situation in Bangkok, as a number are reporting “Bangkok airport is closed”. That’s not true.
The city’s second airport, Don Mueang, which is currently just used by a couple of airlines, has been closed until further notice due to flooding, but Bangkok’s main airport, Suvarnabhumi, is open and operating as normal. It is also expected to stay that way.
Be aware however, many people are trying to leave Bangkok so, if you don’t have a flight booked, you may have trouble getting on one.
Flying into Bangkok, however, you should have no problems and, unless you’re going to the Don Mueang or Rangsit areas, you shouldn’t see much flooding for at least the next 24-48 hours. Much of Bangkok life is still going on as normal, while people wait to see what will happen with the floods.
So, if you’re going to be traveling to Suvarnabhumi today, expect a beautiful blue sky. It’s a gorgeous day And you won’t be involved in any flooding whatsoever on your way from most areas of Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Enjoy the, almost traffic free, ride as well.