The777Man
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Opening Date For New Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi?

Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:55 pm

Hi!

Any update on the opening date for the new airport in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi ?

The latest I heard a few months ago was April or May 2006. The airports website doesn't mention anything on a opening date.

More info please !

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RE: Opening Date For New Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi?

Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:41 pm

Should be toward the end of next year or early in 2007.

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RE: Opening Date For New Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi?

Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:48 pm

Quoting The777Man (Thread starter):

Any update on the opening date for the new airport in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi ?

How long is a piece of string?

Good question, but I think the answer is hard to come by. If you've ever been to Thailand, you will become accustomed to "Thai time", which essentially means it'll be ready when it's ready!
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time
 
aviasian
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RE: Opening Date For New Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi?

Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:08 pm

The BKK Post reported this on 19 Nov 2005:

Quote

The airport's passenger terminals and the information technology (IT) building, which will be the centre of all computerized controlled systems--namely aviation control and CTX bomb scanning system--are still unfinished, he said.

"The Bt2.25 billion (US$56 million) IT building is a core structure of the Suvarnabhumi Airport. Everything inside must be fully protected and enjoy
continuous service once the airport is opened commercially by June 2006. But there are still leaks in its roof and the installation of computer systems is unlikely to be completed before March next year," Gen. Chainant noted.

Unquote

The last date mentioned was mid-2006 . . . meaning the opening date has lapsed further. With the concerns expressed in the article above, it would not be surprising to see further delays.

Like Flykal says: It'll be ready when it is ready.

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RE: Opening Date For New Bangkok Airport Suvarnabhumi?

Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:01 am

Many thanks for the replies!

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