daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation > Airports

Airports discussions about existing airports



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 26th, 2006, 04:39 PM   #501
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

Mitsubishi Outlander
@ New Bangkok International Airport
















http://www.manager.co.th/
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old April 27th, 2006, 04:37 PM   #502
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,870
Likes (Received): 18143

New Thai airport losing chance to be aviation hub, says official

My Comments
I don't think this is a problem. Airlines can always boost service once the new airport opens. The capacity rise will just need to wait. Thailand's tourism draw will always be there.


BANGKOK, April 27, 2006 (AFP) - The much delayed opening of Bangkok's new international airport has dimmed Thailand's chances of becoming Southeast Asia's aviation hub, its general manager conceded Thursday.

The Suvarnabhumi Airport has been planned for more than 40 years but construction and other delays have rescheduled its opening from 2000 to July this year to the end of 2006.

Airport general manager Somchai Sawasdeepon said construction on the main buildings would be finished in the next two months.

"But the exact (opening) date will be decided by the government. We need cooperation from other parties such as airlines to make it happen," he said.

The new airport, whose name means golden land, is meant to surpass rivals Singapore and Malaysia as the region's key airport with an initial planned capacity of 45 million passengers annually.

"Thailand is losing its opportunity to become the regional hub. Actually the airport should have opened 40 years ago," he told AFP before a tour of the airport.

Traffic at the existing Don Muang international airport is congested, accommodating 38.5 million people annually compared to its real capacity of 36 million people, Somchai said.

The opening could be delayed further as the world civil aviation body has not yet approved the new airport which must be certified six months before operating.

"(But) We expect to be certified some time next month," Somchai said.

And the International Air Transport Association, which represents 270 airlines, recommends six months of operational testing before officially opening.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 29th, 2006, 05:01 AM   #503
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

POWER DISTRIBUTION
FOR SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT




http://www.mea.or.th/
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 29th, 2006, 04:16 PM   #504
Zoowatch
Serving the Country
 
Zoowatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bangkok / Songkhla
Posts: 969
Likes (Received): 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by FM 2258
Wow, very interesting. Thanks for the pictures and information. I think all large airports should have a rail link to the airport. It's very convenient since there's no waiting in highway traffic.

I tried looking up the Desiro train but they all look different. Why kind of Desiro train will it be and is it diesel or electric?

the Desiro train designed for Suvarnabhumi will be electric, partly similar to those used in Gatwick Express in London
Zoowatch no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 29th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #505
Zoowatch
Serving the Country
 
Zoowatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bangkok / Songkhla
Posts: 969
Likes (Received): 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bertez
What is left to finish in the airport??

works by different airlines to set up their offices, lounge etc...

duty-free shopping area...

landscaping...

system testing to ge ICAO approval...
Zoowatch no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 29th, 2006, 05:01 PM   #506
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

Suvarnabhumi Airport
to be opened in July as scheduled: Chidchai


Acting caretaker Prime Minister Chidchai Vanasatidya Saturday denied that the new Suvarnabhumi Airport's runways had developed cracks.

He said anyone who said the runways had developed cracks should back it up with fact or else rumours or untrue reports would cause damages to the country.

Chidchai said the new airport would be opened in July as scheduled.

He said he would call a meeting of Cabinet members concerned with the airport construction to a meeting after the weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

The Nation
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2006, 01:37 AM   #507
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

SUVARNABHUMI PROJECT
NEARS COMPLETION
Airport to open in August 'at latest'

AMORNRAT MAHITTHIROOK
The much-delayed Suvarnabhumi airport will open in August at the latest, caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Chidchai Wannasathit said yesterday. ''The government will announce the exact opening date in June,'' he said, after inspecting the project in Samut Prakan's Bang Phli district and chairing the airport's development committee.

Doubts were cast on the planned July opening of the airport by transport officials, including caretaker Deputy Transport Minister Chainant Charoensiri, and airline representatives.

Pol Gen Chidchai said construction work was almost complete, as were systems tests.

''Construction has been over 99% completed and the delayed part is the outsourcing, for example, of security, cleaning and ground services. The government will have all construction work finished in May,'' he said.

Readiness reports of the new Bangkok airport will be submitted to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao) on May 11.

Icao should reach its conclusion on airport readiness within two months and then the Aviation Department will issue an airport operation licence.

Although damaged roofing fabrics and terrazzo floors have yet to be repaired, Pol Gen Chidchai said the issues were trivial and what mattered was aviation safety.

Caretaker Transport Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal said the opening depended on the readiness of runways, aeronautical radio systems, conveyors and check-in systems, not on whether floors still had cracks.

He admitted there were more than 100 cracks on terrazzo floors, but said the areas could be partitioned off for repairs while the airport operates.

www.bangkokpost.com
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2006, 07:19 AM   #508
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chad
Suvarnabhumi : Communications completed

Ericsson has successfully completed the turnkey project of designing and integrating a multi-operator communications system at the future Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The system enables commuters and staff at the airport, which is poised to be a major transportation hub in Southeast Asia, to enjoy advanced communications with seamless coverage, as well as international roaming services, the company said.

Under the project, about 1,200 antennas were installed to cover the whole area of the new airport, including 563,000 square metres of public area and car parking space.

Scheduled to open later this year, the airport is expected to serve up to 45 million passengers each year, and this number may double to 120 million when the airport's second phase is completed.

Source : The Nation : May 3, 2006
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2006, 07:29 AM   #509
The Cebuano Exultor
Seeking Affiliation
 
The Cebuano Exultor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Metro Cebu
Posts: 1,211
Likes (Received): 21

sigh

I'm starting to like this airport...if only the Philippines can build this kind of airport, too. Though not too beautiful, this airport still is a work of art (...and passion). If only they could add interior designs that might add warmth or more comfortable atmosphere/ambience.

What was the price tag for this airport again?
__________________
Density of the City
The Cebuano Exultor no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 7th, 2006, 02:15 PM   #510
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

THAI
looks to keep energy costs low at
Suvarnabhumi

When Thai Airways International's new headquarters and facilities at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport open later this year or early next year, Thais should be proud of the national carrier's outstanding efforts to save energy, protect the environment and promote the country's arts and cultural heritage.

The airline has so far invested a massive Bt15 billion in its Suvarnabhumi operation, covering a total area of 480,000 square metres for ground, catering, passenger check-in, baggage-handling, cargo and related airport and airline services. Its head office and facilities will be staffed by a total of 15,000 employees when operating at full capacity.

The airline's catering centre alone will have a total space of 300,000 square metres with a capacity to produce 50,000-80,000 meals per day for THAI and 50 other international airlines.


The operations centre will cover a space of 20,000 square metres, while the Technical Department's facilities will have a space of 40,000 square metres, excluding aircraft hangars. The Cargo Department will have an office space of 10,000 square metres plus combined warehouse space of 90,000 square metres.


All these buildings and the huge workforce will consume a massive amount of energy, especially electricity and fuel oil, according to Chokchai Panyayong, THAI vice president for project development.


Hence energy-saving measures have figured prominently in the airline's designs for all these facilities. For instance insulation and double-glazing are widely used in all the buildings to shield heat and reduce power consumption by the air-conditioning and other systems, which will be managed by intelligent building-automation software. These buildings are also designed to avoid direct sunlight until late afternoon.


The concept of power co-generation has been adopted as well, in cooperation with PTT Plc, the Electricity generating Authority of Thailand and the Provincial Electricity Authority. The combined use of natural gas, electricity, steam and chilled water for power generation and air-conditioning is expected to reduce the energy bills by as much as 50 per cent.


To reduce waste and pollution, the airline has adopted the ISO 14000 standard for hydrocarbon and other wastes. For instance its vehicle-maintenance unit is equipped with a suction system to reduce pollution from exhaust smoke and other toxic waste. In addition more than 1,000 electric vehicles will be used inside the airport to replace petrol- and diesel-powered ones.


The Catering Department, which will have a massive amount of daily waste, will systematically separate its waste for recycling and for sale to the animal-feed industry.


In terms of arts and cultural heritage, Chokchai says the airline has commissioned Ajarn Preecha Thaothong of Silpakorn University and a group of 10 top Thai artists to produce about 500 original paintings and sculptures. These will be displayed at the new THAI head office, first-class lounges and premium check-in counters.


A budget of Bt400 million has been set for the overall interior design and decoration, with a significant portion earmarked for indigenous artists. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the THAI head office and related facilities truly represent the airline's corporate identity and Thailand's cultural heritage.


The Suvarnabhumi head office is situated at a central intersection inside the airport and designed as a landmark building with the use of massive glass sheets that reflect the blue sky, similar to the airline's headquarters on Vibhavadee Rangsit Road.


For the interior, the theme of Suvarnabhumi, which means the "Golden Land", will be prominent and extend to feature the cultural heritage not only of Thailand but also of neighbouring Southeast Asian nations. For instance there will be a three-dimensional art gallery highlighting the region's culture.


The airline plans to distribute educational booklets to visitors on the pieces of art and Thailand's and the region's historical and cultural background so as to promote its corporate image and the national image and encourage tourism.


Nophakhun Limsamarnphun
The Nation
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2006, 03:14 PM   #511
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

THAI
spending big on
Suvarnabhumi

Thai Airways International has spent Bt1.9 billion on infrastructure to support its ground support services at Suvarnabhumi Airport, ensuring a more efficient operation than at the old airport as the airline bids to become a world-class provider of such services.


The investment is part of Bt13 billion that the national carrier is investing at the new airport under its THAI City Complex project, located in the north terminal area.


THAI's managing director for its ground support equipment services department, Pethai Boonyaves, said the company had completed two buildings to prepare for the provision of ground services.


It will have six operating units at Suvarnabhumi: administration, meeting and conference rooms, aircraft and ramp areas, major maintenance, minor maintenance, parking lots and remote buildings.


The ground service department will oversee airlines' landings and departures, luggage sorting, power supply, aircraft cleaning, and internal transportation.


THAI plans to move all ground services from Don Muang to Suvar-nabhumi in September. However, it may transfer earlier if the airport is ready to open ahead of schedule.


The main building is prepared for office operations, while the second is located near the hangar so that THAI can service airlines.


"Once we have moved to the new base, we will hire 796 more employees: 100 permanent staff and the rest outsourced," said Pethai.


The department now has 2,676 employees, both permanent and temporary.


He said the department would also revamp all services to meet international standards by applying more technologies and improving human resource skills.


At the new airport, THAI will provide separate luggage-belt lines between departure and transfer areas. This service is now used only in newly opened airports such as those in Japan and Australia.


For security measures, a body-search system will be installed at all buildings' entrances instead of the traditional manual system. Moreover, the department will try to decrease the number of complaints, particularly concerning lost items and broken luggage.


Parking areas will be separate from working areas for security reasons.


Moreover, the department will allow only secure trained staff to carry out cabin-cleaning services, to protect against any security risk.


"In 2005, the department received 4,000-5,000 luggage complaints. To solve this problem, we will be working more closely with police to follow up," said Pethai.


The department has projected revenue of Bt2.8 billion this year, an increase from Bt2.6 billion in 2005, he added. The company expects to earn higher profits because it will serve more and bigger aircraft at the new airport.


"We are now serving 68 airlines at Don Muang. But we can't earn so much money because there are many small aircraft. At Suvarnabhumi, we will serve bigger aircraft and that means higher returns," saidd Pethai.


He also said the provision of ground services would be more competitive at Suvarnabhumi because there would be a new player in the form of Bangkok Airways' joint venture with a foreign company. However, he expects to keep most of THAI's customers by providing new services with higher standards.


"We hope to become a world-class ground-service provider," said Pethai.


Suchat Sritama
The Nation
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2006, 02:36 AM   #512
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

AoT
orders relocation of weather office at new airport
Space 'needed for commercial use'



By Amornrat Mahitthirook

Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) has ordered the relocation of the front office of the Meteorological Department inside the Suvarnabhumi airport terminal, to clear the space for commercial use. The order has worried the Information and Communication Technology Ministry (ICT), which oversees the weather forecast bureau, according to the Thai News Agency (TNA).

Somchai Sawasdeepon, the new airport general manager, insisted yesterday that the move was necessary for AoT to use the area for restaurants and for outbound passengers.

The front office of the weather forecast centre is being built on the fourth floor of the new airport in Samut Prakan's Bang Phli district. The departure hall for passengers is on the same level.

AoT's new location for the office is on the first floor, where several offices will be set up. The department's front office will be used for weather officials to coordinate with their colleagues stationed at the weather forecast tower, also being built near the airport's eastern runway, and with the department's head office in Bangkok.

Mr Somchai, who is also a senior executive vice-president of AoT, denied the TNA report released yesterday concerning the tower would be moved elsewhere, and said only its front office would have to be moved to a new, smaller location.

AoT will shoulder all the financial costs of the relocation so that it will not cause a delay in the scheduled opening of the 155-billion-baht airport.

TNA quoted ICT permanent secretary Kraisorn Pornsuthee as saying that AoT had asked for the weather forecast tower to be removed. He was also concerned about the order, which could affect the opening schedule of the airport and the confidence of airlines to be moved to Suvarnabhumi.

ICT officials will hold talks with AoT this week, according to Mr Kraisorn.

But Mr Somchai said the report was inaccurate and insisted that AoT had informed the ministry about the new location late last year.

The airport's opening was tentatively set for early July, but caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Chidchai Wannasathit now expects it to be no later than August, after visiting the site on May 2. He now chairs the committee responsible for the airport project for caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who has decided to take a break from politics

http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/14May2006_news03.php
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2006, 04:39 PM   #513
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231



http://www.aerothai.co.th/thai/aerot...ontrol1_th.php
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 16th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #514
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

Airport opening still up in the air

The government will announce a new target date next month to open the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport Transport Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal says. The opening of the new airport was to have been last month, but there are questions whether it even can open this year.

The government would give all parties, including international airlines, at least one to two months to get ready for the move, said the minister. That indicates that the earliest possible date that SIA can open is sometime in August. But Mr Pongsak did not even say what day in June he expects to announce the opening date.

He put it this way: "The new airport cannot be opened for commercial purposes in June, but the government will clearly set its opening date in June."

Mr Pongsak conceded that construction and development of at least 46 projects inside the airport are behind schedule.

He said he had instructed authorities concerned at Airports of Thailand Plc to accelerate the projects, threatening to transfer them to inactive posts if they fail to supervise the projects to be complete in due time.

Once Suvarnabhumi Airport is commercially opened, the minister noted, Don Muang Airport would be used for official, private and chartered planes. That contradicted earlier announcements that budget airlines would continue to use the old airport.

"This is to ease the congestion of the Suvarnabhumi Airport in the future," Mr. Pongsak said, the first time a government minister has said that Suvarnabhumi might be congested.

The Suvarnabhumi Airport is targetted to serve around 45 million international passengers a year. - (TNA)
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2006, 03:51 PM   #515
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

New airport applies for certification


The Airports of Thailand Plc is seeking certification from the Aviation Department to open Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi International Airport and hopes that approval could be issued in July.

Chotisak Asapaviriya, President of AOT, said on Saturday that his agency had submitted documents and asked for certification to allow commercial opening of the new international airport.

He said the department is expected to review documentation the final time between June 1-14, inspect the Suvarnabhumi Airport from June 15-28 and issue the certificate by July 5.

After AOT receiving the certificate, notification would be given to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which would inform airlines worldwide to prepare themselves at least two months in advance so that the airport could be opened for operations, said Mr. Chotisak.

AOT plans to assign some 2,800 officials to work at Suvarnabhumi Airport beginning in June so that they would be ready to work when it is officially opened, he said. - (TNA)
http://www.bangkokpost.com/
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 21st, 2006, 03:58 AM   #516
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

Suvarnabhumi
style

Thai Airways executive strives to ensure that facilities at the new airport are cost-efficient and reflect corporate and national culture

Chokchai Panyayong, 51, a vice president of Thai Airways International, is both an architect and civil engineer by training. As head of the national flag-carrier's project development at the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport near Bangkok, his skills have proved beneficial in various aspects.


Prior to joining THAI in the late 1980s, Chokchai earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from Mapua Institute of Technology in the Philippines in 1978. During 1980-81 he went to the United States for further studies and got another bachelor's degree in civil engineering, as well as a master's in engineering from the University of Detroit, Michigan.


On the engineering side, Chokchai has been spearheading an energy-saving and environmental-protection programme for several THAI projects altogether worth Bt15 billion - including a head office, airline catering facility and cargo storage facility - at the new airport.


"As you know, oil prices have kept rising unabatedly so we need to be very innovative in saving energy in all our new schemes. All the building materials at Suvarnabhumi are supposed to help us save more energy in the long run, so we have used a lot of double-glazing and insulation materials, for instance, to shield the buildings from daytime heat in order to lower the cost of electricity for air-conditioning.


"Overall, we've also worked closely with the architects in the design process to ensure that all the functionality of these buildings and related facilities remain at the optimal level despite energy-saving measures. Operationally, this will also be managed by an intelligent building automation system which, for instance, will adjust the buildings' outer components to reduce direct sunlight exposure from late morning till late afternoon.


"Another example is the use of co-generation systems to power catering, laundry and other related facilities. This will cut energy bills by up to 50 per cent. On the environment, we'll minimise pollution from jet fuel and other petroleum products as well as recycle lots of leftovers and garbage from the catering facility," he said. Chokchai says the ultimate objective of the architectural design is to underline THAI's corporate identity as well as Thai culture.


"The overall theme is Suvarnabhumi, or Golden Land. For instance, our airport head office is situated at the central intersection of the vast airport so it will be a landmark highlighted by huge glass sheets that reflect the blue skies over the building. The landscape will be decorated by relatively low-growing bushes and trees such as palms, lian and fueng-fah. Purple will be highlighted since it's the livery of our airline.


"For landscaping, we also have to ensure that the bushes, trees and flowers do not become a source of food for birds and attract plenty of them to the place since they're dangerous for aircraft takeoffs and landings," he said.


As for Thai-ness, Chokchai says the country's cultural heritage rooted in the history of Suvarnabhumi will be exemplified via decorative arts, including paintings and sculptures, a giant sarn phra bhumi (shrine) and a multidimensional walk-in art gallery.


"Altogether, we've commissioned Arjan Preecha Thaothong and a group of leading national artists to create around 500 works of art. All will be originals, not prints or reproductions. Many of these works are now finished and all should be ready for exhibition around June this year. As you may know, Thai arts are essentially Buddhist. We also plan to distribute leaflets and manuals with educational information on all these works.


"For passengers, the first-class and business-class lounges have been specially designed and decorated to set them apart from those of other airlines. Gold will feature prominently in the theme for first-class lounges, while orchids will be highlighted for the silver-class lounges.


"It could be said that we rely heavily on traditional arts and culture in communications with our worldwide customers to project a unique image that bolsters our marketing and sales campaign," he said.


As the Suvarnabhumi airport project manager for THAI, Chokchai believes the overall budget of Bt15 billion - including Bt400 million for interior design and decoration - will be money well spent.


"If we do not invest substantially in Suvarnabhumi, we'll lose lots of future business opportunities. The projection is that we'll break even in about eight years. Besides state-of-the-art equipment and technology, we need Thai hospitality as well as unique arts and culture in order to be successful internationally," he said.



Nophakhun Limsamarnphun

The Nation
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2006, 04:08 PM   #517
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231



Inside the new airport - May 26, 2006
Photo: Wes
2bangkok.com
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2006, 03:26 AM   #518
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

Thaksin says Suvarnabhumi will open no later than September

In spite of some remaining construction problems, caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra insists Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi Airport will open for commercial service before October.


"There shouldn't be any problem [with opening the airport by late September]," he said while inspecting the airport's readiness yesterday. Thaksin was speaking to reporters after meeting with the Suvarnabhumi Airport Development Board.


He said that in spite of problems such as a long crack in the flooring of the passenger terminal, the government would push ahead to open the new airport before this year's October high season. "The problems are minor. We can use flexible materials to fix them," he said.


Thaksin considers the new airport a high priority, as he hopes it will attract much-needed foreign currency.


The visit to Suvarnabhumi Airport was just one item on Thaksin's agenda after returning to work this week from a six-week hiatus.


Caretaker Transport Minister Pongsak Ruktapongpisal admitted that some of the work had been delayed, but said officials had been instructed to accelerate construction in order to ensure that the airport opens soon.


Pongsak said his ministry would try to open it before October, a month when large numbers of tourists usually travel to the Kingdom.


At that time, flight numbers will increase significantly, making it difficult to manage the new airport. It will take some time for the airport to be able to accommodate such large numbers of passengers.


Pongsak said the start of commercial service would coincide with a "soft opening" ceremony for the transfer of flight operations from Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi. The new airport's grand opening could be held officially once the high season ends.


But quite a few areas of the airport are not yet ready to become operational. For instance, there is the large crack running along the tiles inside the passenger terminal. Plus the interior decoration at the immigration counters and the conveyor belts are not finished.


The opening has been delayed once already, having originally been scheduled for next month.


Pongsak expressed optimism that test runs could begin in August at Suvarnabhumi.


First conceived in 1960, the airport is situated at Nong Ngu Hao, or "Cobra Swamp". The area used to be covered in fish-ponds, because of the low terrain.


The new airport was designed to accommodate up to 45 million passengers a year and will take over much of the traffic from Don Muang Airport.

The Nation
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2006, 03:29 AM   #519
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

hey ...........let's check video clip.(THAI VESION)
this clip will show you about interior at main terminal,walkway at concourse ,and some decorate of KING DUTY FREE.
Recomend play by 256K.
in my opinion very HUGE, super BRIGHT,absolutely WHITE and modern design.
But I feel some problem there about air-con, airport system and crack .
finally on this clip,I really like plasma TV when all play together at check-in counter zone.

http://www.manager.co.th/Multimedia/...=9490000068891
KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #520
KENDO
Registered User
 
KENDO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: bangkok
Posts: 4,235
Likes (Received): 231

update new airport
May 20, 2006
Photo by Wes
www.2bangkok.com















KENDO no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
airport, bangkok, south asian hub airport, suvarnabhumi airport, thailand

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium