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Northern Thai Airports Cancel Flights Due to Lantern Risks

Two airports in northern Thailand said Wednesday that nearly 150 flights will be canceled or rescheduled during a three-day festival next week when revelers launch lanterns into the sky that can pose danger to airplanes. The cancellations will affect evening flights from Nov. 24-26, when Thailand celebrates the Loy Kratong festival.   Chiang Mai International Airport, the main airport in northern Thailand, said in a statement that it will cancel 84 flights, including 12 to...

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