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Scheduled blackout plunges Phuket Airport into darkness

Electricity supply to Phuket International Airport has been restored after the power was shut down by local electricity authority workers this morning (Aug 17) so they could upgrade high-voltage power lines in the area.

blackout Phuket AirportThe electrical supply to Phuket’s critical transport portal went off at 9am, in direct accordance with the notice by the Phuket Provincial Electricity Authority (PPEA) to shut down power through to 4pm today in order for workers to safely carry out the upgrades.

Power was restored at 12:25pm, confirmed Airport Director Monrudee Gettuphan.

“The power is back on at Phuket International Airport for now,” she told The Phuket News

“The power was restored after we contacted the Thalang PEA office and asked them to switch the power back on,” she said.

“No flights were affected during the power outage,” she added.

Phuket News

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