Bangkok Airways to resume flights to Samui following Storm Pabuk

Storm Pabuk has been wreaking havoc in Thailand, making landfall on the country’s southern coast and bringing with it winds of up to 40 mph, sea surges and torrential rain.

The popular island of Koh Samui saw tourists stranded as ferries to and from the island were suspended, while Bangkok Airways announced that it was cancelling all flights on Friday 4th January to and from the island.

Meaning most holidaymakers were left having to find shelter from the storm, being advised to avoid going outdoors.

However, there now seems to be a silver lining for those who have been stuck there.

Bangkok Airways is set to resume flights to and from the island, starting from Saturday 5th January. The airline shared the news on its official Twitter page.

As well as the usual services, it will also offer extra flights between Bangkok and Samui to help those who have been affected by the original flight cancellations too.

If you have a holiday booked to Thailand in the coming days, check out our guide on the latest travel advice and what to do next.

Full Bangkok Airways statement

"Following Bangkok Airways’ announcement on cancellation of all flights to and from Samui Airport on 4 January 2019 due to weather situation affected from tropical storm “Pabuk”, Bangkok Airways announces that it will resume normal operations of flights to and from Samui Airport from 5 January 2019.

"The airline also adds extra flights between Bangkok and Samui to assist passengers affected from flight cancellations.

"Passengers are advised to contact the airline’s Call Center at 1771 or Passenger Assistance Center at 02-270-6698 (24 hours) for flight status updates before traveling as there may be flight disruptions due to weather conditions.

"Bangkok Airways will closely monitor and assess the situation and will provide regular updates. We do apologize for any inconvenience."

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