Bangkok's main airport reopens to cargo flights

A Thai aviation official says that Suvarnabhumi international airport has reopened to cargo flights despite an ongoing siege of the facility. Aviation Department general director Chaisak Anksuwan says cargo flights were authorized to land at the airport as of 9 a.m. Tuesday and the first flights arrived during the afternoon. He said "several flights have landed" and authorities hoped the situation would return to normal "soon" at the airport that has been closed for one week by protesters. The restoration of cargo flights was unrelated to an afternoon court decision cheered by anti-government protesters. The court dissolved the ruling party and forced the resignation of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat.