living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Bangkok – Cabinet approves Don Mueang Airport development project

Via: MCOT

The Cabinet agreed with Bangkok’s Don Mueang development project to alleviate congestion at Suvarnabhumi Airport, said Deputy Government Spokesman Chalitrat Chandrubeksa.

Suvarnabhumi Airport will be promoted as the regional aviation hub while Don Mueang Airport will serve low cost airlines and domestic flights to make the most of the two airports, the deputy spokesman said.

The prime minister ordered ministries and agencies concerned to improve the airport’s facilities for airlines voluntarily deciding to relocate their service to Don Mueang.

Suvarnbhumi Airport accommodates 47 million passengers per year. About 14 commercial airlines, including those offering charter flights, will move their bases to Don Mueang Airport. 

Under the plan of the Airports of Thailand Pcl to improve Don Mueang Airport, about Bt1.6 billion will be spent on upgrading runways and other facilities.

The full complete service will officially start in October and will help reduce the passenger load at Suvarnabhumi Airport by 7-8 million people annually.

http://www.mcot.net/cfcustom/cache_page/378719.html

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personal thought:

Flying ‘Chiang Mai-Bangkok-Chiang Mai’, I’ve ALWAYS much preferred Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi.

And my airline of choice has always been Nok Air; but, I might now need to give Air Asia a second look.

Okay, okay, third!

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related posts:

‘(1 of 2) Air Asia – Flight Attendants’

http://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/air-asia-flight-attendants/

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‘(2 of 2) Air Asia – Flight Attendants’

http://seattle98.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/2-of-2-air-asia-flight-attendants/

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