Bangkok's Main Airport Shut Down Until Dec. 15

The head of Thailand's airports says that Suvarnabhumi international airport will remain closed to passenger flights until at least Dec. 15 due to the disruption caused by anti-government protesters.

Acting director Serirat Prasutanont of the Airports of Thailand says in a statement Tuesday that the country's main airport has lost more $10 million due to the weeklong closure forced by anti-government protesters.

The statement says the closure of the airport for passenger flights "is extended to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15."

Serirat said the airport was reopened to cargo flights on Tuesday.