Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
New Bangkok Airport To Begin Test Flights  
User currently offlineChulalongkorn From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 58 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4346 times:

Later today the new Suvanabhumi Airport in Bangkok is to begin some selected test flights with actual customers. Can't wait to hear how that goes. I'm currently booked to leave out of Bangkok on Sept 28th, the slated official opening of the airport to all flights. Wouldn't be suprised if that date is changed after today... hope not.

Cheers!


"feast like a sultan I do... treasures of flesh never few" - MJK
18 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4329 times:

Quote:
OX 999 Suvarnabhumi 29/7/2006 1109 3 68

Shock horror... OX seems to have a real gate for my flight instead of the el cheapo LCC extension gates 81-84.

Quote:
TG 1881 Phuket 29/7/2006 0729 3 68

Anybody know if TG sold tickets for BKK-NBK for 1881? It's listed just Phuket on the AOT website, although I believe this A/C will fly to NBK to operate to HKT later.



Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

Will the new BKK also have golf courses in between the RWY?
I asked it in another thread but didn't get an answer: Will the new airport have the same IATA code (BKK)?


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4242 times:

Quoting 4xRuv (Reply 2):
Will the new BKK also have golf courses in between the RWY?

One small thing might pose a problem for a golf course between the RWYs - the passenger terminal building!

Yes, NBK/VTBS will get the BKK IATA code.



Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

Was a nice day at VTBS and onboard the B747-100SR of OX - I'll write a report soon.


Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

Hey,

On which routes does OX use its 741 aircraft?

Cheers.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4071 times:

Any routes based on demand.

There is one real 100, and this one.

HS-UTD B747-146 (1975 delivery to JAL)
HS-UTM B747-146B/SR/SUD (1986 delivery JAL)

The latter seats 563, and we had 536 on BKK-NBK this morning according to a F/A. A record for me. As was the the flying time of 7 minutes at 5000 ft on a 747 too. (The flight was more like 15 though actually)

Lately UTM has been doing a lot of HKG runs (OX 200/203) due to heavy loads.



Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

Hey LH747,

How are you?

Thanks for your message.

I am a bit confused. I am flying into BKK on the 12th Nov (leave 11th from LHR). Is it likely, if not guaranteed, that I'll be flying into the new airport?

Will the new airport handle both domestic and international flights? I ask because I read a book, dated 2001, in which it stated that international flights would operate from the new airport and domestic from the old/current. What is happening?

Thanks a lot from a wet England.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

All flights from Suvarnabhumi except charter is the latest. And apparently the copycats now want a LCC terminal like SIN/KUL as well.

Govt. officials are obviously saying the airport is still sched to open Sept 28. But, none of the shops, restaurants, lounges etc are finished - in fact nothing has been built shop/lounge/restaurant wise in the parts I saw...

Otherwise, the thing is huge and I liked it.



Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

It probably wont open on Sep 28. If it sure does, probably another technical problem such as the Isaan blowing craters into the new runways and making the whole airport inoperative to make less competition to the proposed NKP airport. See so many small things can happen.  Wink


There Are Those Who Believe That There May Yet Be Other Airlines Who Even Now Fight To Survive Beyond The Heavens
User currently offlineAirsnaps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

I hope it's up and running by next February. I'm so pleased for Thailand and all of it's people that it is finally taking shape!

User currently offlineComet4b From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

I am flying into BKK on NOv 28 via Thai Airways and have a connection on a domestic flight.If only International flights are going in to the new airport does anyone know how passengers will get to domestic flights.What if I were flying Air Asia to Hat Yai how would I get to the domestic terminal at Don Muang
from the new airport.?????
Mabye I should call Thai Airways!!!


User currently offlineChulalongkorn From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

If things have moved to Suvanabhumi as planned, domestic flights will be in and out of there too. So no worries.  Smile


"feast like a sultan I do... treasures of flesh never few" - MJK
User currently offlineOhsopc From Thailand, joined Jul 2006, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3652 times:

Was on one of the test flight. See my trip report on the trip report forum.

User currently offlineMikeTheActuary From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3642 times:

Quoting Chulalongkorn (Reply 12):
If only International flights are going in to the new airport does anyone know how passengers will get to domestic flights.

The answer to that is simple.

Everyone must spend one night in Bangkok because the world's your oyster.  Smile

With the extra time on the ground, the change in airports should be no big deal.


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Domestic flights will not stay in Don Muang, whether TG/DD/OX/FD/PG/9Q.

Just a simple transfer to/from A/B gates in Suvarnabhumi.



Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently onlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

Glad to hear the new BKK airport coming along to a move for the airlines at last  Smile

Will PG/OX/AK/9Q/DD etc operate from gates at the terminals, or remote stands?

For example the PG ATR's and 717's mostly operate on the tarmac near to the Domestic terminal and Cargo facilities at Don Muang, will they do the same at the new airport, or will they have gates?

Does anyone have a list of lounges and hotels that airlines and hotel companies will operate at the new airport?

How likely is it that a LCCT will be built like at SIN and KUL?

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 16):
Does anyone have a list of lounges and hotels that airlines and hotel companies will operate at the new airport?

There is a Novotel near the terminal, and according to their hotel guide it should have opened in June. However, it wouldn't seem very logical to open an airport hotel while the airport is still closed... except if they have people staying there who work at the airport.

Unfortunately I couldn't make it on Saturday... hopefully next time (Sept. 1).


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 31
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

Quoting Levent (Reply 17):
Unfortunately I couldn't make it on Saturday... hopefully next time (Sept. 1).

According to Lufthansa747 pictures, a very nice airport: has an observation-deck as well - cannot wait to re-visit BKK again !!!



don't throw away tomorrow !
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
New Bangkok Airport ( Suvarnabhumi) Website posted Thu Nov 2 2006 08:42:07 by Maxsa
Status Of New Bangkok Airport? posted Thu Jul 20 2006 22:08:48 by Ssides
New Bangkok Airport Hotel Option posted Thu Jul 20 2006 17:22:39 by Carfield
Any News On The New Bangkok Airport? posted Mon Jul 3 2006 03:16:08 by Aerokiwi
New Bangkok Airport- Suvarnabhumi posted Sun Dec 18 2005 16:36:40 by SQ773
Opening Date For New Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi? posted Tue Nov 29 2005 07:55:06 by The777Man
HiFly (Air Luxor) To Begin JFK Flights posted Mon Oct 31 2005 17:33:47 by B742
New Tehran Airport To Finally Reopen posted Mon Apr 11 2005 05:05:31 by LH600
Air Canada To Begin Guyana Flights posted Fri Feb 18 2005 07:19:36 by Airfrancejfk
New Beijing Airport To Be World's Largest! posted Tue Nov 30 2004 05:35:25 by LegalEagle