Bangkok airport reopens as siege ends

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport is up and running today after a week of blockades by protestors.

The first incoming flight landed at the airport this morning from Phuket and a second flight is due to land from Jordan.

Passengers will leave the airport through a crew area, as the main terminal is still to be cleaned and checked.

Around 240,000 tourists, including several thousand Brits, are still stranded in Thailand. They are expected to start travelling back tomorrow.

The militants from the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) said they were ending their six months of anti-government protests. This follows a court ruling which forced the country’s prime minister Somchai Wongsawat from power and disbanded the three top ruling coalition parties.

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