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Old March 4th, 2010, 08:48 PM   #1541
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Airport revamp scaled back

Bangkokpost Published: 4/03/2010 at 12:00 AM


Airports of Thailand Plc is moving to scale down the expansion of Suvarnabhumi airport, with the construction of a domestic passenger terminal and a third runway put on the back burner.

The majority state-owned airport operator will now pursue a previous plan to construct a satellite passenger terminal and related facilities including an automated people mover linked to the current main terminal.

AoT management sees the old plan as easier to execute than the more recent proposal, which was revised in the past year to include the construction of a domestic passenger terminal and a third runway.

The revised project would complicate the government approval process and cause further delay to the expansion. Suvarnabhumi is close to reaching its annual capacity of 45 million passengers and needs additional capacity, senior AoT executives said yesterday.

The Transport Ministry backs the old plan to head off opposition from Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij, who would prefer to reactivate Don Mueang Airport as Bangkok's second international airport to expanding Suvarnabhumi.

The cabinet in 2008 approved the initial project to raise Suvarnabhumi's passenger capacity to 60 million a year within the next six to seven years.

AoT has now also trimmed the estimated project cost to 60.7 billion baht from 76 billion baht.

But the Transport Ministry and AoT hope a study on single-airport usage in Bangkok, being conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), will support efforts to have Suvarnabhumi as Bangkok's main international airport.

ICAO was hired by AoT to conduct the study at a cost of 30 million baht.

The study is set to be completed within the next two months, Nirandra Theeranartsin, general manager of Suvarnabhumi Airport, told the Bangkok Post.

The study is in addition to the a previous report by the ICAO, an UN agency, which weighed the pros and cons of having Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports being operated at the same time.

The ministry and the aviation industry, including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), have pushed hard for Suvarnabhumi to be Bangkok's sole international airport.

They also support making Don Mueang aircraft maintenance centre and parts production centre, as well an airport serving non-connecting domestic flights, chartered and private flights.

Last November, IATA director-general Giovanni Bisignani asked Transport Minister Sohpon Zarum to intervene in the plan to have two international airports in Bangkok, saying a one-airport solution is in the best interest of passengers, airlines and the Thai economy.

AoT plans to submit the Suvarnabhumi airport expansion plan to the Transport Ministry next week, before final approval is sought from the cabinet, AoT executives said.

If approval is granted soon, construction of the project could start in the next two to three years, said Somchai Sawasdeepon, senior executive vice-president for engineering and information technology at AoT.

The satellite terminal will be located about 800 metres south of the existing terminal and will be linked by an underground APM system.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 09:35 PM   #1542
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AoT extends incentives to woo carriers

Bangkokpost Published: 9/03/2010 at 12:00 AM


Airports of Thailand Plc will extend incentives to airlines which agree to operate flights through its facilities as part of a new marketing programme to increase traffic through its airports.


AoT recently authorised its management to negotiate individually with carriers.

The incentives, to be granted on a case-by-case basis, will likely include discounts or waivers for landing and parking fees in return for the airlines ramping up their flight frequencies at AoT's six airports. The scope of the incentives will depend on what each individual carrier brings to the table, said AoT president Serirat Prasutanond.

Once defined, the incentives will be presented to the board of the majority-state-owned company for approval later this month.

AoT's incentive packages are similar in concept to those applied by the world's leading airports like Singapore Changi International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport, which successfully use special deals to encourage airlines to start flights or boost traffic volume through their facilities.

Some Australian and Chinese carriers have asked AoT for incentives to use its airports.

Mr Serirat said the incentive packages should spur several airlines into deciding whether or not to add AoT airports to their route maps.

The incentives should stimulate traffic in the medium term and help strengthen Suvarnabhumi's position as one of the region's major air hubs, he said.

The AoT board at its recent meeting agreed to reduce landing fees by 10% and parking fees by 20% from March to December this year as part of a renewed relief package to help airlines recover from the industry downturn.

The reduction would cost AoT about 450 million baht in revenue, though that could be offset by increasing the passenger service charge known as airport tax.

This year, AoT expects passenger traffic through its airports to rise by 5% to 6%, barring negative impacts such as domestic political unrest.

Combined passenger traffic through AoT's airports in 2009 was 53.93 million, down 0.87% year on year, with aircraft movements shrinking by 2.44% to 362,476 and cargo throughput contracting by 11.83% to 1.13 million tonnes.

The figures reflect the impacts arising from the blockade of Bangkok's two airports, domestic political turmoil and global economic crisis.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #1543
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Old March 19th, 2010, 11:31 PM   #1544
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Old March 24th, 2010, 09:26 PM   #1545
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AP runs ads on airport trolleys

Bangkokpost Published: 23/03/2010 at 12:00 AM


AP Management Co, a new trolley provider at Suvarnabhumi Airport, has also received a licence to sell advertising space on trolleys and will provide additional services at the international airport.

AP director Anuwat Burapachaisri said it started selling ad space on its trolleys after replacing about 9,000 existing trolleys with new three-wheeled aluminium carts that are more passenger-friendly, lighter, stronger, safer and easier to manoeuvre than the older carts.

The advertising rate is 1,650 baht per trolley per month plus a one-time payment of 1,680 baht per trolley for the ad production. Advertisers must utilise at least 500 trolleys for six months. If they extend the contract for another six months, they need not pay any ad production costs.

"The ads should be for products or services that are in passenger interests. We will help advertisers by arranging trolleys with hospital ads when passengers land from the Middle East, for example," Mr Anuwat said.

The company has invested 250 million baht on its trolleys and a radio frequency identification (RFID) system that ensures trolleys are there for passengers at all times.

To prevent the theft of trolleys, the company plans to invest another 50 million baht to expand the RFID coverage to all areas of passenger terminals and parking lots.

AP Management was set up with registered capital of 10 million baht last year and won a seven-year contract worth 566.24 million baht from Airports of Thailand Plc to provide trolley services to passengers at Suvarnabhumi.

Mr Anuwat sees additional opportunities at the airport in the future including velvet parking or free magazines for passengers, which spend an average of two to three hours on each visit to the airport.

The company provides 9,034 trolleys, consisting of 2,000 small trolleys in the inner area, 7,000 medium trolleys for outside areas and 34 large trolleys for tour groups.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 07:53 PM   #1546
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Bangkok airport joins world top 10 Suvarnabhumi jumps in traveller appeal

Bangkokpost Published: 26/03/2010 at 12:00 AM


Derided for many faults when it opened, Suvarnabhumi Airport appears to have won over international travellers, who now rate the Bangkok gateway as among the world's 10 best airports.

Suvarnabhumi took 10th place in the 2010 World Airport Awards rankings, a global survey of 9.8 million passengers by the London-based independent aviation research institute Skytrax.

The airport climbed in the Skytrax ranking from 16th position in 2009 and 37th in 2008 after Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) worked to overcome flaws in service and product quality to earn passengers' satisfaction and trust.

Nirandra Theeranartsin, general manager of Suvarnabhumi Airport, said yesterday that the airport's latest ranking should motivate AoT staff to continue to improve.

"It has been our firm objective to achieve the stature as one of the world's best," he told the Bangkok Post. "We will continue to strive to climb the Skytrax ratings to a top-five position in the next two years."

Suvarnabhumi has also risen in the worldwide rankings of the Geneva-based Airport Council International (ACI). The airport took 24th spot in the 2009 ACI survey, up from 28th place in 2008 and 41st in 2007.

But Suvarnabhumi continues to trail its two direct rivals in Southeast Asia - Singapore Changi and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) - which also moved up in the 2010 Skytrax ranking.

Changi topped the poll after taking third spot in 2009. KLIA has moved up to the fifth place from seventh in 2009.

Rising higher up the rankings will now be tough for Suvarnabhumi, as other leading airports have been working hard to maintain or improve their position, say industry observers.

For instance, Abu Dhabi International Airport has jumped 47 places to take the No. 26 spot in 2010 World Airport Awards list.

The 2010 Skytrax airport survey covered more than 190 airports and evaluated traveller experiences across 39 different service and product factors.

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Old April 5th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #1547
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Consultants hired to boost airport status AOT wants a 'world class' Suvarnabhumi

Bangkokpost Published: 25/03/2010 at 12:00 AM


Airports of Thailand Plc plans to spend 100 million baht to boost the image of Suvarnabhumi airport and improve its services.

The AOT board yesterday resolved to hire a consultancy firm to help it upgrade Suvarnabhumi's service and image and help it become one of the top 10 airports in the world.

The board endorsed a plan to hire CBID Consortium at a cost of 100 million baht for one year.

AOT president Serirat Prasutanond said Thailand is known as the "Land of Smiles" but airport staff usually avoid eye contact with foreign visitors and walked away from them.

He said this was among the aspects of the airport that needed to be addressed to enhance service.

The board also yesterday endorsed a 62.5 billion baht plan to expand Suvarnabhumi airport over the next six years to relieve congestion.

Mr Serirat said the second-phase Suvarnabhumi project would raise the capacity of the airport to 60 million passengers a year from 45 million.

The expansion, set for implementation from 2011 to 2016, would increase the number of parking bays from 51 to 79 and result in additional infrastructure and facilities, including an expanded passenger terminal and concourse buildings.

The project would relieve passenger and aircraft congestion so it could maintain its status as a regional air transport hub, Mr Serirat said.

The AOT board also resolved to hire Gemini Transport and Communication Co for over 200 million baht to install a ground run-up enclosure, an indoor facility designed for testing jet engines, at Suvarnabhumi airport next year.

The "hush house" would meet a requirement for the airport to reduce noise pollution.

The construction of the facility has been delayed because of inadequate funding.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #1548
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TAT,AOT provide basic necessities for passengers

THE NATION Published on April 20, 2010


Travellers stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport are not getting any insurance coverage, but are being provided with meals, drinks and an area to rest, Prakit Piriyakiet, the Tourism Authority of Thailand's deputy governor for the marketing communications department, said yesterday.

He added that the TAT and Airports of Thailand (AOT) were providing the 200 or so travellers left waiting for flights with temporary beds, towels and free Internet access on the B1 level of the main terminal building.


Meanwhile, he said many other passengers had opted to stay at hotels near the airport until their flights become available, while travellers from Australia and New Zealand on their way to Europe had decided to return home. People heading for the north of Europe have chosen to go to countries in the south such as Italy, before taking a train back home.


Prakit said airlines and insurance companies could not take responsibility for the damage because policies do not cover natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions.


Airlines, including Thai Airways International, will not be compensating passengers apart from those affected within the first 24 hours of the Icelandic eruption.


Though the government has given travellers insurance coverage of US$10,000 (Bt323,500) against political unrest, it is not able to compensate them for damages incurred by delayed flights.


Meanwhile, Qantas Airways yesterday cancelled all its flights to Europe scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, though its flights between Australia and Asia are operating as per normal.


In related news, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) sharply criticised European governments for their lack of leadership in handling airspace restrictions after the eruption and has urged a rethink of the decision-making process.


"We are far enough into this crisis to express our dissatisfaction on how governments have managed it - with no risk assessment, no consultation, no coordination and no leadership. This crisis is costing airlines at least $200 million a day in lost revenues and the European economy is suffering billions of dollars in lost business.


"In the face of such dire economic consequences, it is incredible that Europe's transport ministers have taken five days to organise a teleconference," said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA's director- general and CEO.


"Governments must place greater urgency and focus on how and when we can safely re-pen Europe's skies. This means decisions based on risk-management, facts and utilising operational procedures that maintain safety," he added.


IATA has also criticised Europe's unique methodology of closing airspace based on a theoretical modelling of the ash cloud.


According to Nirun Teeranartsin, director of Suvarnabhumi Airport, some 115 flights from Bangkok to the affected cities have been cancelled since the volcano started spewing ash five days ago.


Nirun said the cancellation did not financially affect AOT, because these stranded passengers still had to board planes back home.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #1549
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Old May 6th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #1550
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I have to say, SUVA airport has so much texture! it is awesome...from the architecture, interior all the way down to landscaping! Kudos to such an amazing airport..it is a great welcome feat to travellers and visitors to Thailand. The traditional Thai and modern Thai juxtaposed in such hamonious way that it makes you even excited to discover more about this land of smiles! KLIA has a lot to learn from this airport, even tho KLIA is a little higher in ranking but SUVA is cathing up and sure has all the ingredients of an awesome airport!
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Old May 7th, 2010, 01:16 AM   #1551
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This airport looks simply stunning! The exteriors are incredible and massive. The only thing I don't like are the seats as they don't look very comfortable, but the cool blue lighting in the check-in area makes up for that.

Asian airports blow American, and European ones out of the water.
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Old May 7th, 2010, 09:27 AM   #1552
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This airport looks simply stunning! The exteriors are incredible and massive. The only thing I don't like are the seats as they don't look very comfortable, but the cool blue lighting in the check-in area makes up for that.
The seats are honestly a BIG improvement from the bare metal ones they used to have.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #1553
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Old May 9th, 2010, 04:29 PM   #1554
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Old May 21st, 2010, 10:34 PM   #1555
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AOT seeks measures to help Suvarnabhumi vendors

By The Nation 21/05/2010


A sub-committee of Airports of Thailand will next week convene to forge remedial measures for small vendors at Suvarnabhumi Airport, said airport general manager Nirand Theeranartsin.

Some vendors have submitted written complaints to AOT, citing that the political violence led to a drop in passengers and their income.


On May 20, the airport accommodated only 62,000 passengers, more than half of daily average of 130,000. About 80 flights were cancelled. Nirand noted that this will also reduce the landing and parking fees.


The airport now operates Airport Express buses to accommodate passengers who arrive in Bangkok after curfew at 10pm, 12pm and 2am. On the night of May 20, only 23 passengers used the bus service.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 10:22 PM   #1556
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King Power concession extended 2 more years AoT board's move part of 'riot relief' measures

Bangkokpost Published: 3/06/2010 at 12:00 AM


The Airports of Thailand board has extended the concession of Suvarnabhumi airport duty-free operator King Power for another two years as part of relief measures following the recent riots.

AoT president Sereerat Prasutanont said yesterday the board had agreed to extend the concession contract of the King Power group, which runs duty-free shops and manages commercial retail space at the airport.

The company has been badly affected by the past two months of political unrest that has hit tourism so badly. King Power was awarded a 10-year concession in 2006.

King Power CEO Vichai Raksri-aksorn is known to be close to Newin Chidchob, de facto boss of coalition partner Bhumjaithai, which controls the Transport Ministry.

AoT board chairman Piyapan Champasut yesterday said the board had resolved to introduce five measures to help airlines and tenants of the airport which have suffered due to the political turmoil in the country.

There will be a 15% cut in landing fees and a 50% reduction in parking fees for nine months from April to December for all flights, a 10% drop in rental fees for nine months for all tenants, a reduction in profit sharing for businesses which signed contracts with the AoT before March 31 this year, an extension of the payment period for landing and parking fees for another four months, and an extension of contracts for business operators operating commercial space at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports for six months to two years depending on the duration of their contracts.

Mr Piyapan said the relief measures were aimed at helping airlines and tenants affected by the political unrest which had caused a slump in the number of passengers.
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Old June 8th, 2010, 09:41 AM   #1557
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such a huge and beautifull airport, hopes indonesia had one like that
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Old June 8th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #1558
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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #1559
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Old June 11th, 2010, 04:51 PM   #1560
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