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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:30 AM   #861
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Umm how do I post my photos ?
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Old October 17th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #862
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Old October 17th, 2006, 02:42 PM   #863
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Old October 17th, 2006, 04:09 PM   #864
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Old October 17th, 2006, 04:34 PM   #865
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Indeed a great airport!
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Old October 18th, 2006, 05:29 AM   #866
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Stunning pics, great airport!
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Old October 19th, 2006, 03:39 AM   #867
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Thai budget carriers want to move back to old airport

BANGKOK, Oct 18, 2006 (AFP) - Thailand's low-cost carriers said Wednesday they want to move their operations back to Bangkok's old airport, citing increased costs at the capital's new international airport.

"The new airport is getting busy with more traffic, while our operation costs are rising," said Tassapon Bijleveld, chief executive officer of budget airline Thai Air Asia.

"Consequently, every low-cost airline would like to discuss the possibility with airport officials of moving back to Don Muang," he told AFP.

The new three-billion-dollar Suvarnabhumi airport officially opened to much fanfare less than three weeks ago, replacing the creaking Don Muang airport.

Suvarnabhumi, or "golden land", airport is expected to handle 38 million passengers in its first year, rising to 45 million passengers per year in the future.

Airport officials have already announced plans to build a 16-million-dollar terminal to cater to budget carriers within 16 months. They are still debating possible uses for decades-old Don Muang airport.

"We have to listen to the reasons why low cost airlines want to move back to Don Muang, but so far they have not started official discussions about this issue," Chaisak Angkasuwan, director general of the government's aviation department, told AFP.

"The final decision will be based on the economic value if we operate two separate airports -- Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi -- at the same time."

Chaisak recently urged Airports of Thailand (AOT), which operates Suvarnabhumi, to think about expanding the new airport in response to an expected jump in traffic over the next five years.

AOT president Chotisak Asapaviriya said he did not understand why the budget airlines wanted to move back to Don Muang, and said operating costs for low cost carriers were unlikely to rise at the new airport.

The only price hike, he said, was a 15-percent increase in landing fees, which will take effect in April 2007.

He said AOT will hold a meeting Friday with airlines to discuss the problem.

"The new airport could serve up to 45 million passengers yearly. I have not seen any reason to say that it is getting too crowded at the moment," Chotisak added.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 250 carriers but has no low-cost members, urged authorities to use only one airport.

"A single airport is best in terms of passenger convenience, and is also the most cost-efficient use of AOT's resources," said Albert Tjoeng, IATA's spokesman based in Singapore.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 07:39 AM   #868
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Don Muang is slated for demolition yes?
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Old October 19th, 2006, 06:21 PM   #869
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Friday October 13, 2006
Surging traffic puts Bangkok ahead of Hong Kong and Singapore
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Air traffic through Bangkok grew robustly in the first nine months of the year as tourism rebounded from the aftermath of the December 2004 tsunami and budget carriers continued to proliferate.

The number of travellers passing through Bangkok rose to 31.46 million from January to September, a 10.76% increase from the same period in 2005, underscoring the capital's position as a major air hub of Asia.

The increased traffic has helped Bangkok top rivals Hong Kong and Singapore in the world rankings for the busiest airport, according to the latest statistics from Airports Council International (ACI), a Geneva-based coalition of nearly 1,100 airports.

Bangkok International Airport (Don Muang) was the world's 12th busiest airport through the first five months of the year, up from 18th last year.

Hong Kong International Airport moved up two spots to 14th in the rankings, while Singapore Changi International Airport finished 24th from January to May.

Industry analysts said the traffic through Bangkok could have been higher if the congested Don Muang had more room to handle greater demand.

The 92-year-old airport, which closed on Sept 28, handled around 39 million passengers last year _ almost 10 million beyond its designed capacity.

The new Suvarnabhumi Airport can accommodate 45 million passengers, but industry groups expect that figure to be reached quickly.

The combined air traffic for this year is projected at 43.4 million passengers, an 11.5% increase on 2005, according to AoT.

That means AoT must start to expand Suvarnabhumi faster than previously anticipated to meet demand, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and aviation experts.

To relieve the expected congestion at Suvarnabhumi, AoT plans to build an 800-million-baht passenger terminal for low-budget airlines that would divert up to 15 million passengers a year from the main terminal.

The no-frills structure is expected to be operational by early 2008.

Even so, AoT has not held serious talks about the original plan to expand by building a more refined mid-field terminal, a third runway and supporting facilities that would raise the airport's capacity to 54 million by 2011.

In the first nine months of the year, the number of international travellers moving through Don Muang rose 10.68% percent year-on-year to reach 23.16 million, while domestic passengers grew 11% to 8.30 million.

The total number of flights coming in and out of Bangkok in the first nine months of the year increased 5.16% to 208,553 compared to the same period last year, according to AoT figures. The company projects a total of 280,000 flights for the year.

The number of international flights in the first nine months rose 2.62% to 134,700, while domestic air traffic jumped 10.12% in that time to reach 13,842.

Domestic traffic continued to be stimulated by low-cost carriers, which have benefited the most from the tourism recovery. Budget aircraft accounted for about a third of domestic flights.

Cargo moving through Don Muang edged up 6.26% in the nine-month period to 937,306 tonnes, comprising 893,585 tonnes for international (up 6.46%) and 43,721 tonnes domestic (up 2.33%).
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Old October 20th, 2006, 11:51 AM   #870
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Really impressive airport. Suvarnabhumi is one of the best and the most
beautiful airport in the world. I'm getting love of it.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 03:59 PM   #871
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Bangkok had more passengers than Hong Kong a few years ago when SARS devastated the travel industry. I'm not surprised that Bangkok has overtaken Hong Kong. The Thai tourism industry is very powerful in the region. I expect more frequencies and passenger traffic to come, and perhaps even some stopovers for the kangaroo route. It'll be very attractive to advertise to Europeans a few days in Thailand to break their long flight to Australia.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 05:11 PM   #872
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Jetstar expects fast growth in Thai business
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Jetstar Airways, Australia's budget carrier, has forecast that its Thai market will grow threefold within the next three years, with its annual passenger numbers reaching 540,000.

The airline is operating three Phuket-Sydney flights a week, and is scheduled to start a thrice-weekly Bangkok-Melbourne service on November 23.

Jetstar expects to handle 180,000 passengers on its Thai routes this year, which it sees climbing to 540,000 in three years.

Chief executive officer Alan Joyce said the opening of Suvarnabhumi Airport would be the key factor in achieving the projected passenger numbers. The low-cost terminal being studied for Suvarnabhumi would also boost business.

He said the overall number of flyers using low-cost carriers in Thailand could reach 7 million next year.

"The opening of the new airport here is beneficial for our business and the aviation industry as a whole," said Joyce.

The airline was the first foreign airline to land at Suvarnabhumi during yesterday's soft opening of the airport, operating a flight with 160 passengers.

Joyce added that the airline planned to use Bangkok as part of its network expansion. The carrier is likely to link Bangkok with new destinations such as Nagoya in Japan, which Jetstar is set to service in middle of next year. It also plans to fly to Burma soon, probably from Singapore.

Jetstar sees Bangkok as the gateway to Europe in the longer term, by 2010, once new aircraft are delivered.

Jetstar - 100-per-cent owned by Australia's Qantas - is currently offering "Pre-Holiday Specials" to Thailand for a limited period, with bookings to be made by tomorrow.

Jetstar is offering special one-way fares of Bt7,795 on its Bangkok-Melbourne and Phuket-Sydney routes, inclusive of airline surcharges, fees and government taxes (but excluding Bangkok departure tax).

"This offer is a good buy and is in anticipation of the approaching school break in October and the longer Christmas holidays in December," said Joyce.

"These flights will provide an opportunity for Thai holiday-goers and even business people to experience seamless flying, at the same time they will be given a chance to explore every aspect of the continent of Australia and what it has to offer."

Jetstar currently operates a fleet of 23 Airbus A320 aircraft. It is now in the process of upgrading its Air Operator Certificate to operate wide-bodied jet aircraft on international, long-haul routes. It proposes to operate an interim fleet of six-wide body A330-200s before transitioning to a fleet of 12 new Boeing 787 aircraft.

Jetstar's first B787 is scheduled for delivery in August, 2008. The carrier's launch destinations for its long-haul services from Australia include Bangkok, Phuket, Osaka, Ho Chi Minh City, Bali and Honolulu.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 03:38 PM   #873
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Old October 21st, 2006, 04:50 PM   #874
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Old October 21st, 2006, 05:02 PM   #875
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impressive collection, thanks
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 04:04 AM   #876
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i really need to visit that airport!
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 01:45 PM   #877
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 06:55 PM   #878
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 11:53 PM   #879
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Hmm.. not a bad idea to have the beautiful airport and high-end shops in one facility.

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Old October 23rd, 2006, 07:09 PM   #880
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Magnificent work Bangkok.
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