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Title: Over 40 million passengers visited Suvarnabhumi Airport this year
Post by: thaiga on August 27, 2016, 12:57:51 PM
Over 40 million passengers visited Suvarnabhumi Airport this year

Passenger count at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport has exceeded the 40 million mark during the past 10 months, with development projects planned to enhance service capacity, says AOT.

Airports of Thailand (AOT) President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn has disclosed that passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport, during October 2015 to July 2016, was over 40 million persons, marking a 5.73 percent increase comparing to the same period last year.

He said the increasing number of passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport has encouraged AOT to accelerate its airport development projects to further accommodate passengers from all over the world.

From this latest figure, passengers using Suvarnabhumi Airport for international flights was recorded at 30 million persons, while 7 million were boarding domestic flights. The airport has facilitated some 300,000 flights, 200,000 of which are international flights and 60,000 are domestic flights.

NNT (http://thainews.prd.go.th/website_en/news/news_detail/WNSOC5908250010096)

Over 40 million passengers visited Suvarnabhumi Airport this year (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oa1s9Ia-Jc#)

Title: Re: Suvarnabhumi Airport to expand passenger capacity from 45 million to 60
Post by: thaiga on August 28, 2016, 12:30:30 PM
Second phase development contracts for Suvarnabhumi Airport signed

 Suvarnabhumi Airport has signed a contract with 3 companies to expand its passenger capacity from a current 45 million people per year to 60 million.

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Somkid Jatusripitak chaired the signing of the contracts to develop Suvarnabhumi Airport using funding from the government ‘s 2011-2017 budgets. The expansion will include a new airplane parking structure, a connection tunnel in the airport’s south and utilities. Contractors tasked with the work include Italian Thai, SG and Interlink and SCS Consortium, which will be overseeing the work.

Somkid explained that the phase 2 work will raise the airport’s capacity in line with its growing role as an international travel hub. He noted the work is part of the government’s economic stimulus effort and will be followed up by development at Don Muang Airport as well as hubs in Chiang Rai, Hat Yai and U-Tapao, all with the aim to make Thailand a center for commerce, investment and tourism.

NNT (http://thainews.prd.go.th/website_en/news/news_detail/WNECO5908250010016)