VTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 370 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3881 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.
VTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 370 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3731 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 From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 370 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3688 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.
KL662 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 121 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3606 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?
FXMD11 From Thailand, joined Aug 2004, 184 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3567 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?)
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.