25 Oct '11, 7am

Floodwaters enter Thai capital's second airport

Floodwaters enter Thai capital's second airport

An air force military truck transports residents past the air force headquarters on a flooded Paholyothin road near Don Muang airport Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Flood waters in Thailand breached barriers defending the second airport on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AP BANGKOK (AP) - Flood waters in Thailand breached barriers defending Bangkok's second airport on Tuesday and have begun seeping into the compound, forcing at least one airline based there to suspend flights for a week, officials said. It was not immediately clear how much water had entered Don Muang airport, which is primarily used for domestic flights. An airport official confirmed water had crept inside, but said runways were unaffected and flights were still operating normally. Budget airline Nok Air suspended operations at Don Muang until Nov 1 'because water has entered the north side of the airport...

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