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Airliner Coffee Shop Grounded After 1,000 Crowd Chonburi Runway

Airliner coffee shop grounded after 1,000 crowd Chonburi runway
1,000 people swarmed the Coffee War airliner/coffee shop in Sattahip, forcing its shutdown for violating social distancing orders.

A commercial jet turned into a coffee shop that took off last week in Sattahip has been grounded police after 1,000 people crowded its Chonburi runway.

Coffee War, located Plutaluang, Sattahip District, operates in a retired Airbus A300 on a lot on Sukhumvit Road in the eastern province. Retired Rear Adm. Suttipong Bunloi bought the plane for 10 million baht and is trying to make it back selling cups of coffee for 60-80 baht each.

He acknowledged it’s going to take a lot of coffee to get back his investment, but, in compliance with health restrictions necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, opened with plans to board only 200 customers a day who could stay inside for no more than 60 minutes each. It didn’t work as planned.

When news of the unique attraction spread on social media crowds thronged to Coffee War with more than 1,000 showing up on Sunday.

Airliner coffee shop grounded after 1,000 crowd Chonburi runway
Coffee War was built inside a retired Airbus A300.

Waiting in a long line with no social distancing, Sattahip police and administrators canceled fall flights and sent hopeful passengers packing.

Suttipong said he plans to reopen on June 29 with all-new reservation and boarding systems.