Sunday, December 2, 2007

Thailand to use old airport for international flights

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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