Asphalt? I would have surely thought all international airport runways are made out of concrete... and thick concrete. Maybe it's asphalt over concrete for some reason. Or maybe they're just writing figuratively.
Zeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9824 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2626 times:
Had the opportunity to operate into the new BKK, I was very impressed with what I saw.
The runways and taxiways are very smooth, no need for the girls to wear sports bras at this airport.
Only small problem seems to be with the lighting, the taxiway lighting intensity seems too high, whilst the PAPI on the ATIS is down to 2 nm.
Everything seems to be going well, heard rumours that when 30 aircraft plug into the ground power the circuit will trip and all aircraft will loose power, however when I was there is was reasonably busy with no obvious problems.
The traffic flow does seem better now that we dont need to cross 21R at S like th old airport and that a number of high speed exist allows for closer separation.
I think the new BKK will take traffic away from SIN on the Kangaroo route, being closer to Europe allows for better uplift than SIN especially during the European winter when additional holding fuel is needed.
The people of Thailand should be proud of their new gateway, it is a beautiful and modern welcome to their country.
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