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User currently offlineSQPAX From Thailand, joined Dec 2003, 74 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Looks like the new Bangkok Airport at Suvarnabhumi has finally announced an official timetable. As with all things in Thailand, we should adopt a "wait and see" approach, but this time it almost appears believable. Today's "Bangkok Post" quotes Thaksin (who I thought was history) as announcing all flights including LCC's to be moved to the new facility as of Sept 28/06.

http://bangkokpost.com/News/20Jun2006_news04.php

[Edited 2006-06-20 03:41:04]

[Edited 2006-06-20 03:43:04]


"One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble, not much between despair and ecstasy" - Murray Head 1984
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User currently offlineAirlinebrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

When I was there last month there were several aircraft parked at the airport that I would not call airworthy........ I guess they would stay at Don Muang?


I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8463 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Good! Don Muang is a dump. Maybe I won't try and avoid it when they move.

Quoting Airlinebrat (Reply 1):
When I was there last month there were several aircraft parked at the airport that I would not call airworthy........ I guess they would stay at Don Muang?

Yeah when I was there last week I saw an orient thai 747 missing a few engines. They will probably have to be stripped for parts completley or repaired and put back into service. I somehow think the latter isn't going to happen.

Quoting SQPAX (Thread starter):
Thailand, we should adopt a "wait and see" approach,

Its called Thai Time.


User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2975 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

I am sure the main tenant such as TG is informed enough that they will be prepared, but can other airlines not prepared to move in three months say f*** you to the Thai government in announcing such a short-time before opening of the new airport. Usually, these kind of things are announced around a year to go.

The article also states that in perhaps three years time, the new airport will be at capacity. This seems almost ludricious considering that the new airport should have ample time and opportunities for expansion.


User currently offlineIntothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

Quoting Carpethead (Reply 3):
The article also states that in perhaps three years time, the new airport will be at capacity.

The max. official capacity of the new BKK airport will be 45million when it opens, BKK is on aim to have around 45 million pax. this year, so the airport will open at max. capacity.

cheers, Konstantin G.


User currently offlineAirlinebrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 2):
Its called Thai Time.

Thai Time..... That was the best part of my vacation in Thailand. I had no idea what day or month it was.... all that mattered was which beach I was going to and should I have a banana pancake and pineapple shake on my way. If you missed your flight or ferry, there was always another one leaving soon enough so there was no reason to stress about it........

Plus it is so hot and humid in Bangkok, it is hard to be motivated......

[Edited 2006-06-20 05:29:39]


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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4987 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Intothinair

The max. official capacity of the new BKK airport will be 45million when it opens, BKK is on aim to have around 45 million pax. this year, so the airport will open at max. capacity.

cheers, Konstantin G.


I believe the old BKK International will remain open for Domestic & LCC operations to manage the capacity issue...

EK413



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4987 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

After reading the artical I noticed these plans have been shelved....  eek   eek   eek 

EK413  Big grin


 banghead   blush   boxedin 



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User currently offlineIntothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 6):
I believe the old BKK International will remain open for Domestic & LCC operations to manage the capacity issue...

I was just about to say  Wink but i see

Quoting EK413 (Reply 7):
After reading the artical I noticed these plans have been shelved....

u did read the first post of this topic

on a serious note, the new BKK airport will seriously have a big capacity problem from the start!

cheers, Konstantin G.


User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Hi Guys,

I had an opportunity to have a look at the model & pics of the Suvarnabhoomi airport at the Don Muang Airport last month. The new airport looks state of the art with radically designed terminals & piers. The new airport also has two parallel runways.

It is located off the expressway from Bangkok to Pattaya.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4987 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2024 times:


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EK413 Big grin



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User currently offlineAirsnaps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Fantastic news - Thailand deserves this!

Don Muang will be missed - some wonderful memories from there for me...


User currently offlineWarreng24 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1920 times:

Don Muang will still remain as a domestic only terminal/airport. At least that was the plan. I understand that the Thai airforce has an operation there still as well?

User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 1900 times:

Quoting Carpethead (Reply 3):
but can other airlines not prepared to move in three months say f*** you to the Thai government in announcing such a short-time before opening of the new airport. Usually, these kind of things are announced around a year to go.

Normally, I think you'd be right, but in this case -- where the airlines expected to already BE in the new airport, it's a bit different. They've been ready to move for quite a while.

And to be honest, most of the international terminal reflect this -- the condition has deteriorated -- I've never seen so many sections of bad flooring, for example, which is clearly a sign of "just do a quick patch, we'll all be out of there soon."

I look forward to the move, although it's coming right as my monthly trips to Bangkok are coming to an end.

Steve


User currently offlineUtapao From Thailand, joined Jul 2005, 645 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Quoting Intothinair (Reply 4):
Good! Don Muang is a dump

Your personal opinion duly noted. I've certainly been in worse, however.
It has made vast improvements to the gates/concourse area over the last two years.

Quoting Warreng24 (Reply 12):
Don Muang will still remain as a domestic only terminal/airport

From "Thai Day"

Quote:
Five domestic airlines – Thai AirAsia, Nok Air, Orient Thai’s One-Two-Go, Bangkok Airways and PB Air – will be taking part in a major test of Suvarnabhumi on July 29, when they will operate from the airport for the first time.

When Suvarnabhumi officially opens on September 28, Don Muang will close to all but charter operators. Its long-term fate is yet to be decided.



Quoting Carpethead (Reply 3):
The article also states that in perhaps three years time, the new airport will be at capacity. This seems almost ludricious considering that the new airport should have ample time and opportunities for expansion

From Thai Travel News:

Quote:
Around a year after the opening of the airport, construction should begin on the midfield satellite and a third runway, says Somchai, with all the work completed by 2009 or 2010. This will increase annual passenger handling capacity to 54 million from 45 million. Ground improvement work is nearly completed for the third runway and midfield satellite.

Somchai says the third phase of the airport project should take place between 2010 and 2015, when the first passenger terminal will be expanded and a second midfield satellite built, increasing capacity to 73 million passengers annually.

Between 2015 and 2020 a second passenger terminal and fourth runway is expected to be built, lifting capacity to 95 million passengers, followed thereafter by an expansion of the second passenger terminal to allow the airport to reach a maximum capacity of 100 million passengers a year

Lots of 'disinformation' circulating.
The plans for Don Muang seem to change quite frequently.
Article in Bangkok Post yesterday said Don Muang is closing.
The opening facilities are not the end of development.
They did not announce this this month and will now begin making plans for a total move in a month's time. Plans have been ongoing. The "test" is to take place now, but the plans have been ongoing.

Having said that, I will be "pleasantly surprised" it if should go as smoothly as as some other recent airport openings have gone.

However... if Thaksin stays out of the picture, it just might be successful!!!



Sawasdee khrab!
User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 7):
artical

Ever heard of spell check?  eek 

Regards,
LO231



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3335 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Wouldn't it make more sense to push it back another month, and to change over in late October with the change into the winter schedule??

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4987 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

LO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 1111 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted Wed Jun 21 2006 00:36:42 UTC+2 and read 106 times:


Quoting EK413 (Reply 7):
artical

Ever heard of spell check?

Regards,
LO231


What's that....ARTICLES.....sorry Big grin

Ever heard of sarcasm

EK413



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