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Suvarnabhumi overcapacity worsens

Latest figures confirmed traffic through Suvarnabhumi Airport has well surpassed its design capacity and congestion will only get worse in the coming years. Passenger traffic for the fiscal year, which ended last month, exceeded 47 million. The airport was designed to handle 45 million a year, said Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT), the majority state-owned […]

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AoT says facelift will unclog terminals

Security checkpoints at Suvarnabhumi are undergoing dramatic changes under a 155-million-baht makeover designed to remove the bottlenecks choking traffic at one of Asia’s busiest airports. When construction of the new “centralised security screen checkpoints” is completed in March of next year, security screening for outgoing passengers will get a significant boost. The service area will […]

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AOT Dispute with ITD-led Joint Venture

The Airports of Thailand, Thailand’s top airport operator said in a filing to the stock exchange yesterday that it received a statement of claim from the Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI), in which a joint venture led by the Italian-Thai Development (ITD) demanded it to pay Bt7,070.69m and 568.77m plus interests in compensation in connection with construction contracts of passenger […]

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Korn hints at reopening Don Mueang Airport

Don Mueang Airport could be reopened to full services as a second airport in Bangkok for economic reasons, Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij said yesterday. On the opening day of a two-day conference organised by Krungthep Turakij newspaper entitled “Thailand Tomorrow”, Korn said Don Mueang – which had been in service for more than 90 years before the opening of […]

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Low costs help AOT

Airports of Thailand says its investments over the next five years should cost less than a projected Bt80b due to a decline in construction costs. President Serirat Prasutanond said the company would conclude its investment plans in November, mostly covering the expansion of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport, including a domestic terminal and a third runway.

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Air traffic has bottomed out, says AoT

The downturn in air traffic through Thailand’s main airports, including Suvarnabhumi Airport, shows signs of having bottomed out, with August’s figures tipping into the black for the first time in eight months. Passenger traffic last month edged up by 2.44% over the same month last year to 4.62m, while flight movements rose by 5.4% to 30,638, according to […]

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