Thai airports authority announces multi-billion baht upgrades

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Thai airports authority announces multi-billion baht upgrades

The Airports of Thailand (AoT) authority has announced major upgrades at the six airports under its jurisdiction. President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn says the AoT will plough in THB200 billion over the next decade to increase capacities and provide enhanced passenger comfort.

The Thai government has a controlling 70 per cent share in AoT. The company operates Bangkok’s two airports, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Meuang, plus Phuket, Hat Yai, Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Suvarnabhumi is the principal air gateway to Thailand.

Doctor Sirismatthakarn noted that 50 per cent of the budget allocation will be spent on revamping Suvarnabhumi. He explained that the airport’s annual passenger capacity is 83 million. He said that after the upgrades the capacity would increase to 200 million passengers a year. 

Suvarnabhumi opened in 2006 and replaced Don Meuang as Bangkok’s airport. Don Meuang was initially shut down but has since reopened and is a hub for budget airlines. It currently handles in excess of 30 million passengers annually.

12GO ASIA’s speciality is domestic travel within Thailand and connections to neighbouring Southeast Asia nations. To this end, we offer ticketing services for flights from both Bangkok airports to destinations such as Phuket, Krabi, Hanoi, Yangon, Mandalay and Luang Prabang.

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