Chulalongkorn From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 58 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4722 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.
"feast like a sultan I do... treasures of flesh never few" - MJK
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.
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19351 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4370 times:
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.
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Lufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4362 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...
Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4314 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.
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Comet4b From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4124 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!!!
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3776 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).