Myanmar — Thick smoke from forest fire caused flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Mae Sot Airport to be diverted to Phitsanulok airport.
Officials at Mae Sot Airport in Tak Province announced that flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Mae Sot Airport in Tak Province have to be diverted to Phitsanulok Airport after dense smoke from a forest fire reduced visibility and made them unsafe to land.
A forest fire has been burning at the Thai-Burmese border, especially in Mae Sot District of Tak Province. The smoke that covers Mae Sot District has been very thick. It has caused air pollution and affected both air and land transportation. The situation is expected to intensify as the forest fire continues to expand.