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Old November 29th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #1201
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Old November 29th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #1202
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i want one of those greatest airports in mexico !!!
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Old November 30th, 2007, 04:04 AM   #1203
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Haven't been to Suvarnabhumi but do they have those people movers kinda like Chek Lap Kok?
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Old November 30th, 2007, 07:58 AM   #1204
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AVIATION / AIRPORT USAGE

Airlines oppose flight shift to Don Mueang

Sinclair-Thompson: ``Fiercely opposed''

Airlines are united in vigorously opposing a proposal to shift a significant amount of commercial air traffic back to Don Mueang airport. The Board of Airlines' Representatives in Thailand (BAR) issued a strong statement yesterday as authorities considered a plan to transfer domestic and low-cost carrier (LCC) flights _ including international routes _ to the old airport, which currently serves only non-connecting domestic flights.

''We fiercely opposed to the idea,'' said Brian Sinclair-Thompson, the head of the industry group representing 64 international carriers operating through Thailand. On Monday, the Thai Airways International union threatened to take action if the government insisted on opening the 93-year-old airport for international flights now serviced by Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Transport authorities and Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT), which operates Thailand's six major airports, are pushing the idea to shift flights to Don Mueang to ease pressure on Suvarnabhumi, which is operating near its capacity of 45 million passengers barely one year after opening. Having spent billions of baht to establish a presence at the new site, the airline industry is advocating Suvarnabhumi as Bangkok's sole airport.Airlines, especially full-service carriers, are also concerned that by allowing certain LCCs to operate through Don Mueang, they would have an unfair cost advantage and gain other benefits.

''We want to know how would [the authorities] define who is going back to Don Mueang and what timeframe,'' said Mr Sinclair-Thompson, adding that more and more LCCs were moving toward the legacy airline model in terms of distribution and carrying cargo. The BAR head said Thailand has no option but to pursue the expansion of Suvarnabhumi through building a mid-field terminal and a third runway to increase capacity to 60 million passengers a year.

Mr Sinclair-Thompson suggested that authorities consider private investment as a way to pay for the Suvarnabhumi expansion. This approach was successfully implemented at Germany's Munich Airport with Lufthansa as a key partner.

Bangkok is losing out to others in the region in attracting foreign visitors, Mr Sinclair-Thompson said. ''The average visitor arrival growth to Asia in the year to date is about 12.5%, but Thailand lags behind at 3%, so my concern is that if we don't get [Suvarnabhumi] to work efficiently as soon as possible, it is going to affect tourism proceeds.''
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Old November 30th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #1205
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Court rejects flight-ban petition from noise-weary Thais

BANGKOK, Nov 30, 2007 (AFP) - A Thai court on Friday rejected a petition from residents living near Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi Airport to seek a ban on night time flights to ease noise pollution.

The court dismissed the request from 359 people who demanded the year-old airport be shut from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.

It said the seven-hour ban on night flights would affect 100,000 passengers and nearly 170 flights on average per day, arguing it would go against the kingdom's commitment to becoming a major aviation hub.

"It will affect Thailand's global aviation commitment, and could trigger retaliation" from airliners and travellers, the court ruling said.

Residents near the airport have demanded state compensation to help pay for the soundproofing of their homes or eventual relocation to other areas, but talks with Thailand's airport operator have made little progress.

With capacity to handle 45 million passengers a year, Suvarnabhumi opened in September 2006 with Thailand hoping it would establish Bangkok as Southeast Asia's pre-eminent air hub.

But the three-billion-dollar facility has been plagued by problems ranging from cracks in the runways to complaints about safety and sanitation.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #1206
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Does Bangkok really need two international airports?
29 November 2007
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Should Bangkok have the luxury of two international airports, or should it stick to a single airport system?

The issue has cropped up once in a while now that Don Mueang Airport has been reopened for domestic flights.

Some are lobbying for Don Mueang to handle international flights also and complement Suvarnabhumi. Airports of Thailand (AOT) is in favour of operating two international airports.

But Kannikar Kemavuthanon, deputy director-general of the Commercial Aviation Department, insists authorities still have strong conviction in the single airport system.

"This is the policy that we have been affirming all along because it would be convenient to passengers and strengthen the operation of airlines, which are now forming alliances to improve their services," she said.

For instance, if a passenger travels from Europe to Bangkok and would like to take a reconnecting flight to Vietnam, he can do so without any problem by flying the same airline or through one of the airlines that is part of the alliance. But if Don Mueang becomes another international airport and the passenger is required to commute to Suvarnabhumi to board the aircraft, he would be put to great inconvenience because the current transport system between the two airports is poor.

Moreover, Kannikar said the dual international airport system would push up the cargo-handling costs of airline companies and cargo agents because they would need to transfer cargo from one airport to the other. Security measures would also become a major problem.

Assistant Professor Anukal Isarasena na Ayutthaya, director of transport study at Chulalongkorn University, said the dual international airport system could only work if there were an efficient transport system between the two airports so that both cargo and passengers could be transferred within 30 minutes.

"Since we need to compete with other regional airports, we have to give priority to providing convenience to passengers. Connecting flights must be efficient and not time-consuming," he said. "Besides, Suvarnabhumi is ideal to become a transit airport."

The AOT, however, sees benefits in operating the dual international airport system.

About 14 years ago, the AOT hired General Engineering as consultant to study the airport master plan. It wanted to know how it could maximise the benefits of having two airports.

Suvarnabhumi was originally envisaged as the primary airport, which would provide services to all airlines with dense intercontinental and regional markets. It would handle some domestic trunk routes such as Bangkok-Chiang Mai, or Bangkok-Phuket.

Don Mueang, on the other hand, was to become the secondary airport, for international routes without connecting flights, as well as domestic flights, charter flights and general aviation. In the AOT's perception, reopening Don Mueang Airport to international services would save it an estimated Bt67-billion investment in Phase II at Suvarnabhumi. Phase II involves construction of the third runway, passenger terminals and additional docking areas.

Suvarnabhumi is presently built to handle 45 million passengers a year. Its runways can handle 78 flights an hour. This capacity will be achieved over the next two years. Without expansion, Suvarnabhumi would suffer from congestion and flight delays.

If the authorities decide on the single airport system, Phase II and Phase III investment must begin concurrently because, over the next four years, the number of passengers at Suvarnabhumi is expected to reach 60 million a year.

But Kannikar argues that the AOT should improve its efficiency to raise productivity. Don Mueang used to face a similar problem. It was capable of handling only 33 million passengers a year, but increased efficiency raised its capacity to 39 million.

"The government has already sent a clear signal to the international community that it would pursue a single airport system. To change its mind after one year, and reconsider the dual airport system, I think, will lead to confusion and a loss of confidence among the international community," she said.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 10:39 AM   #1207
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for the past few months I flew through Bangkok airport several times.
Overall looking quite impressive. the only thing I think should be improved is the lighting system.
toilet is acceptable for me. interior decoration is very confusing


I like steel structure and the blue light !! look great

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Old December 3rd, 2007, 11:09 AM   #1208
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 11:13 AM   #1209
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 11:13 AM   #1210
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 11:20 AM   #1211
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Old December 4th, 2007, 04:42 AM   #1212
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Next Thai Govt To Decide Don Muang Airport Usage - Report
3 December 2007

BANGKOK (Dow Jones)-- Airports of Thailand PCL's (AOT.TH) controversial plan for Bangkok's old Don Muang airport to take international flights will be decided by the next government, the Nation reported Tuesday, quoting Transport Minister Theera Haocharoen.

Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport, which opened in September last year, could comfortably accommodate up to 50 million passengers a year with better air traffic management, Theera said, according to the report.

AOT wants some international airlines to move back to Don Muang to relieve pressure on Suvarnabhumi, which is approaching its annual 45 million passenger capacity.

National elections are slated for Dec. 23.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 06:19 AM   #1213
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Govt urges better use of Suvarnabhumi

Govt urges better use of Suvarnabhumi

Despite calls for more flights to use the old airport, Transport Minister Theera Haocharoen and his deputy are reluctant to use Don Mueang and have advised the Airports of Thailand (AoT) to make better use of Suvarnabhumi.

The AoT board last Saturday decided to use Don Mueang for both local and international flights so the AoT would not be faced with the immediate and costly expansion of the congested Suvarnabhumi.

Adm Theera said the plan needed careful consideration, and should take into account the national interests and the promotion of Suvarnabhumi airport as a regional transport hub.

The minister believes good management alone can increase the capacity of Suvarnabhumi from 45 million to 50 million passengers annually.

Deputy Minister Sansern Wongcha-um said the AoT needed to review its plans and look at the views of airlines, technical aviation limitations and make a clear expansion plan for Suvarnabhumi.

According to Mr Sansern, airlines would be inconvenienced if their connecting flights are returned to Don Mueang, and that could affect the goal of Suvarnabhumi airport becoming a regional air transport hub.

Mr Sansern wants the AoT to clearly state how Suvarnabhumi will function in the next five years so airlines will know if they must return to Suvarnabhumi airport from Don Mueang.

He warned the AoT that it was not easy to run two airports in the capital. Technical limitations would stop Don Mueang reaching its former annual capacity of 33 million passengers, he said.

Charnnarong Chuacharoen, the business director of Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Co, said air traffic controllers would have to be more cautious if both Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang were to operate simultaneously.

They are close to each other and their runway alignments converge, he said.

At present, Don Mueang is used mainly in the daytime, while Suvarnabhumi is used more at night. There are not many flights taking off or landing at the same time from both airports, so there is not too much pressure on air traffic control, he said.

If both airports operate together, Don Mueang will not reach its full capacity because Bangkok's air traffic will be congested and flights will have to wait longer in queues, said Mr Charnnarong.

No study has been done on the appropriate amount of traffic for Don Mueang, and that will affect Bangkok's overall air transport services and traffic control, he said.

The AoT board also decided on Saturday to expand Phuket International airport, which has seen an increase in traffic, especially chartered flights, in the past two years. The airport now handles 5.4 million passengers annually.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 07:20 AM   #1214
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Old December 5th, 2007, 07:29 AM   #1215
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AoT: more international flights at Don Mueang

AoT: more international flights at Don Mueang

(BangkokPost.com) - The Airports of Thailand (AoT) has announced plans to resume international flights from Don Mueang Airport to relieve air traffic congestion at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Former senator Jermsak Pinthong, spokesman of the AoT board, revealed that a meeting was held to discuss the possibility of reopenig Don Mueang to international service and it was agreed that airlines will be allowed to decide for themselves whether they wish to use the old airport.

Also discussed at the meeting were plans to construct a second phase of Suvarnabhumi Airport as well as the second phase of Phuket international airport. AoT has claimed that traffic is heavily congested at both these ports.

Issues touched upon at the meeting will be discussed again with Transport Minister Theera Haocharoen, who is expected to raise these issues before the weekly cabinet meeting.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 09:14 PM   #1216
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It's been an age since last update guys

Have anyone here experienced this new airport, share us your experiences and what you have seen guys!!





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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:53 AM   #1217
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Yes, I was there the day before yesterday for 2nd time, my 1st time was 1 year ago.

It is a very beautiful and useful airport, a bit big though...
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Old April 25th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #1218
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If Suvarnabhumi Airport is too congested, then it needs to be expanded soon!! Build another terminal and runway!
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Old April 25th, 2008, 05:02 AM   #1219
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It seems the airport uses metal chairs. Does not seem comfortable if you intend to wait several hours during transit.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #1220
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If Suvarnabhumi Airport is too congested, then it needs to be expanded soon!! Build another terminal and runway!

i think they we going to build the second terminal and the 3rd runway in the very near future (the 2nd phase).
As the airport already serve about 42 mil. passengers last year and it's full capacity is just 45 mil.
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