Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) prepares two planes to help evacuate Thai nationals from Hong Kong in the event of further clashes between police and protesters

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14th August 2019 – (Hong Kong) The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has prepared one C130 cargo plane and another A340 airbus to help evacuate Thai nationals from Hong Kong in the event of further clashes between police and protesters.

After protesters paralysed the Hong Kong International Airport for the 2nd day, Thai government immediately prepared the two planes. In the last two days, Thai airways cancelled multiple flights to and from Hong Kong. Many Thai nationals were stranded in Hong Kong as a result.

Air force chief ACM Chaiyapruk Didyasarin has asked air force officers to monitor and assess the unrest closely and prepare air routes, RTAF spokesman AM Pongsak Semacha said.