Thailand’s Phuket international airport reopens after warning lifted
UPDATED @ 10:33:03 PM 11-04-2012
BANGKOK, April 11 — Thailand’s Phuket International Airport reopened today after the government lifted a tsunami warning on six of the country’s Andaman coast provinces, an official said.
The airport in the southern Thai island, a popular destination for foreign tourists, was initially shut down and all flights diverted to nearly Krabi, but normal service would resume as soon as possible, the official told Reuters by telephone.
The government lifted the warning tonight after disaster prevention experts determined there was no longer a tsunami risk after a powerful earthquake and aftershocks off the coast of Indonesia. — Reuters