Airports of Thailand to speculate 37 billion baht in Don Mueang Airport

Airports of Thailand (AOT) is ready to make investments US$1 billion (36.8 billion baht) to enhance and expand the capability of the low-cost terminal of Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport, AOT introduced yesterday.
AOT plans to increase capability from 30 million to 40 million passengers per year by 2029, with building starting this yr, in accordance with an announcement from AOT.
The project will “increase nationwide earnings as an entire corresponding to revenue from tourism, income from service sector associated to tourism,” AOT stated.
Once complete, the airport’s capability will nearly rival that of Suvarnabhumi Airport which might handle forty five million passengers per year.
Although, according to a government spokesperson, Suvarnabhumi is struggling to cope with the current influx of vacationers – with 5.5 million foreign arrivals in Thailand within the first three months of the year.
Hopefully, AOT’s huge funding will enhance the safety standards of building work at Don Mueang Airport and avoid a recurrence of the Service Hall incident.
In April final 12 months, the roof and partitions of the newly built Service Hall at Don Mueang Airport collapsed after a storm. Luckily, because of the pandemic, the Service Hall wasn’t but in use and tragedy was averted. Cancel anytime or deaths had been reported.
Nearly one 12 months after the incident, AOT concerningly mentioned final month that nobody was found to be responsible for the incident – which was blamed on “excessive rainfall.”
The dodgy Service Hall was built one yr previous to its collapse for 102 million baht, but nonetheless couldn’t withhold Thailand’s wet season.
AOT plans to add 12 aircraft parking stands and 11 jet bridges to Don Mueang, according to the assertion.
Meanwhile, the Department of Airports (DOA) is spending 50 billion baht on the development of seven new regional airports in Thailand, in Nakhon Pathom, Bueng Khan, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Phayao, Phatthalung and Satun provinces..

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