The anti-government protestors that have been holding Bangkok’s two major airports – Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang – as well as Thailand’s tourism industry and image under siege, returned the airports to the official authorities on Wednesday, after having caused enormous damage to the Thai economy.
While at first glance the end of the siege is excellent news, despite the protestors warning they could easily return, many of the stranded travellers have already made their way to other parts of Thailand such as U-Tapao, Phuket, Chiang Mai so the opening of Suvarnabhumi may not, in the very short term, make too much difference for those that have been trying to leave Thailand for over a week already.
Flights are however gradually returning to Suvarnabumhi, but it is extremely important that passengers check with their airline about any new check-in procedures, locations etc.
It will take the airports some time before they can fully resume operations. For airlines, there is also the complication of newly scheduled and confirmed flights to other areas of Thailand, giving priority to stranded passengers, and those passengers that should have been leaving around this time anyway etc
Once we receive more confirmation of the flights in or out of Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang, their dates etc, we will update this page.