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Bangkok's New Airport Still To Open 28 Sep?  
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6645 posts, RR: 55
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

I read about the trial runs for the new airport in BKK and was still wondering if the airport will open in late September ?

Thanks!

The777Man


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User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1585 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4809 times:

I was about to post the same question.

Any news on this? I am going on the 6th Oct and would be interested to know...


Thanks

Mark



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User currently offlineChristao17 From Thailand, joined Apr 2005, 942 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4802 times:

All news sources here in Bangkok are still talking as if the airport will open on the 28th of September, with some domestic flying to be moved over on the 15th.


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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3335 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

I think they are having a soft opening on 15 sept with some LCCs.
I just booked a Jetstar flight SIN-BKK, and the following text box popped up prior to confirming booking...

"Please note that Jetstar will be operating out of the new Bangkok Terminal - Suvarnabhumi International Airport from 15 Sep 2006 onwards."


User currently offlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4631 times:

As far as I know, they are still going to open it on the 28. Some my friends at TG are saying that they are really set on this date, so it sounds like its a go.

Quote:
Immigration ready for airport opening

(TNA) - The Immigration Bureau is ready for Suvarnabhumi International Airport’s commercial opening on September 28.

Immigration Bureau Chief Pol.Lt. Gen. Suwat Thamrongsrisakul said officers have been trained and assigned to 124 checkpoints in the arrival section of the passenger terminal and 72 in the departure section.

All immigration officers have undergone English language training sessions.

Data has shown that it should take the average passenger 20 seconds to pass immigration, although in some cases it may take a bit longer if there are questions.

Gen. Suwat said airlines have been requested to submit passenger data ahead of an aircraft’s arrival in order to quicken immigration procedures, in particular for large tour groups. This kind of arrangement is currently in use in many other countries.

From this article in the Bangkok Post.
Bangkok Post

VTBDflyer

[Edited 2006-09-03 15:31:58]

[Edited 2006-09-03 15:32:33]

[Edited 2006-09-03 15:33:31]


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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1880 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4504 times:

That is good news. Do you when international airlines such as QR or EK will move to the new airport?


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User currently offlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4481 times:

Last time I heard they all needed to move on the 28th. I'm in the United States now so I don't have any inside info now.
Temporary Suvarnabhumi Website
It hasn't been updated for a while.
AOT Website
Same for the Airports of Thailand website.

VTBDflyer



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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19244 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4462 times:

I'll be flying LHR-AUH-BKK on the 11th November and arriving the 12th November. Will be nice to experience a new airport.


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User currently offlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

I've already vistited Suvarnabhumi for a look and it looks very nice. There are also 3 trip reports on the test flights from BKK-NBK here. They give a nice idea about what it will be like to travel through Suvarnabhumi.

VTBDflyer



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6645 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

Thanks for the info!

Nice to know that it will finally open! It looks very nice and great to see that they will have an observation deck as well.

Take Care

The777Man



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User currently offlineKL662 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4356 times:

So, I visited BKK last month, and was fascinated to see a golf course in the middle of the airport. No fences or nets separating our taxiing plane from the guys hitting balls right next to us. Isn't that just asking for trouble? Is it a public course?

And, more importantly, does the golf course move to the new airport, too?  Smile


User currently offlineFXMD11 From Thailand, joined Aug 2004, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

Quoting VTBDflyer (Reply 8):
I've already vistited Suvarnabhumi for a look and it looks very nice.

Oh yes, it is beautiful but somehow it reminds a bit of KUL. Really love these
traditional Thai Engravings in the sliding doors. It will be really quiet inside. The cargo terminal makes a good those impression too. Due to the size it is anticipated to be very quiet inside. DM's T1 is like a zoo, especially before midnight. Actually, I am looking forward to the new airport, although there are lots of great memories of the good old Don Muang, which happens to be the oldest operating airport in Asia (has anyone seen these pictures of Elephants pulling the Caravelle's to their parking positions?)


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4304 times:

Quoting KL662 (Reply 10):
Is it a public course?

Private RTAF members only Course.

You have to be in the Thai Air Force to play on the course.

Don Muang will remain open on the Air Force Side and the Course will still be
open.



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4296 times:

Quoting KL662 (Reply 10):
Is it a public course?

Royal Thai Air Force.



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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 13):

What about the

Republic of Isaan Air Force?

saw it in a blog somewhere, it was funny.



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User currently offlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4170 times:

Quoting FXMD11 (Reply 11):
Really love these
traditional Thai Engravings in the sliding doors

I think they add a nice Orient Thai touch to this modern airport.

Quoting FXMD11 (Reply 11):
DM's T1 is like a zoo, especially before midnight.

It was absolutly a mess. Took forever for the pre-checkin bag screening.

Quoting FXMD11 (Reply 11):
(has anyone seen these pictures of Elephants pulling the Caravelle's to their parking positions?)

I used to have a picture like that. I don't think it was Don Maung though, more like Phuket, Krabi, or Hat Yai.

VTBDflyer



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User currently offlineGeizistgeil From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

...back to the topic.


I´m also desperatly interessted in news about Suvarnbhumi airport, as I am flying to BKK in October.
I just discovered following news on Air Asia´s website:

Attention:

Effective Monday 25th September 2006, Thai AirAsia, FD flight only, will be operating from Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The following flights will land at Suvarnbhumi Airport on the evening of Sunday 24th September 2006:

FD 3506 Singapore - Bangkok FD 3257 Chiang Rai - Bangkok
FD 3136 Hat Yai - Bangkok FD 3707 Hanoi - Bangkok
FD 3607 Macau - Bangkok FD 3237 Chiang Mai - Bangkok
FD 3028 Phuket - Bangkok FD 3026 Phuket - Bangkok
FD 3553 Kota Kinabalu - Bangkok FD 3508 Singapore - Bangkok


Effective Thursday 28th September 2006, AirAsia, AK flights, will commence their operation at Suvarnbhumi Airport, up to 27th September 2006 midnight all AK flights will land and depart from Don Muang Airport.

For enquiries, please contact our Call Centre:
Thailand: +66 2 515 9999
Malaysia: +60 3 8660 4388.



I´m happy to see the new airport within it´s first month of operation. Good luck for the relocation BKK!

Cheers
MS



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