(CTN Information) – It was revealed yesterday that Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport’s low-cost terminal would obtain an improve and enlargement costing US$1 billion (36.8 billion baht) from Airports of Thailand (AOT).
In keeping with a press release launched final yr, AOT intends to start building this yr on an enlargement that can increase annual passenger capability from 30 million to 40 million by 2029.
In keeping with AOT, the venture will “improve nationwide revenue as a complete” by bolstering sectors like tourism and the service industries.
Don Mueang Airport to extend capability to 40 million passengers per yr with a $1 billion funding
When completed, the airport would have the ability to deal with as many passengers per yr as Suvarnabhumi Airport, which now has a capability of 45 million.
Regardless of this, a authorities spokesman has acknowledged that Suvarnabhumi is presently at capability because of the massive variety of vacationers visiting Thailand.
Optimistically, Don Mueang Airport’s improvement initiatives gained’t be as harmful because the Service Corridor catastrophe confirmed, because of AOT’s large expenditure.
Storm harm to the just lately constructed Service Corridor at Don Mueang Airport occurred in April final yr. Luckily, the pandemic had not but begun, so the Service Corridor was empty. There have been no recorded casualties.
Concerningly, AOT reported final month that nobody had been discovered responsible of the incident, which had been attributed to “extreme rainfall,” almost a yr after it had occurred.
In keeping with the announcement, AOT goals to develop Don Mueang Airport by constructing 12 plane parking stands and 11 jet bridges.
In the meantime, in Nakhon Pathom, Bueng Khan, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Phayao, Phatthalung, and Satun provinces, the Division of Airports (DOA) is investing 50 billion baht in constructing seven new regional airports.
Nakhon Pathom Airport will obtain 25 billion baht (virtually 50% of the overall finances), whereas the opposite six airports will every obtain 10 billion baht.
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