Thai protesters force closure of second airport: airport official
Thai anti-government protesters have blockaded and shut down a second Bangkok airport, an official said Thursday, a day after they forced the closure of the main international airport, AFP reported.
Supporters of the so-called People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) started massing at the main entrance to the Don Mueang airport Wednesday evening, and services there were cancelled at about midnight.
"Protesters have blocked the entrance to the terminal therefore we closed services until 6:00 pm (1100 GMT) Thursday," said Flying Officer Anirut Thanomkulbutra, director of Don Mueang.
Don Mueang operates a handful of domestic flights, and was the only airport left serving the capital after protesters swarmed the main Suvarnabhumi Airport late Tuesday, forcing the airport director to suspend flights.