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BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:58 pm

Does anyone know what the Runway configuration will be at the new Suvarnabhumi airport? Will they be 21R/21L as the soon to be former Don Muang? Thanks
 
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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:05 pm

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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:10 pm

Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01L/19R 13120 4,000 Asphalt
01R/19L 12136 3,700 Asphalt

from Wikipedia

[Edited 2006-09-20 16:11:53]
 
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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:47 pm

Note there are THREE runways but only two will open to begin with.

Pic from a good friend will show you:
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=5810532
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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:56 pm

Quoting N754PR (Reply 3):
Note there are THREE runways but only two will open to begin with.

Pic from a good friend will show you:
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.p...10532

Did not know it had three, will have a look at it when I land there in the near future.
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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:14 am

I don't think they have three runway opperational as of now. They planed with room to expand to four runways and possibly more if they can find the land.

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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:08 pm

Quoting 28L28L (Thread starter):
Will they be 21R/21L as the soon to be former Don Muang?

Soon to be former Don Muang? Don Muang will still be there after Suvarnabhumi opens, it will just get another function... and another TLC.
 
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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:31 pm

As I said the 3rd runway is not open but its there.
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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:07 pm

Quoting Feroze (Reply 2):
01L/19R 13120 4,000 Asphalt
01R/19L 12136 3,700 Asphalt

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.
 
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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:40 pm

Quoting Levent (Reply 6):
Don Muang will still be there after Suvarnabhumi opens, it will just get another function... and another TLC.

Don Muang will become DMK on 28 September I believe.
 
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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:18 pm

Quoting Pieinthesky (Reply 9):
Don Muang will become DMK on 28 September I believe.

In light of recent events, would NBK Suvarnabhumi still have the grand opening?
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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:27 pm

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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RE: BKK Suvarnabhumi Rwy Question

Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:30 pm

Thanks Zeke. We are all proud of the new airport. Working there in the first few days giving me great idea of how it will be like.

Not perfect yet, but soon, we will see  Smile

All the good things are coming, I can't wait to see more traffic for the Kangaroo routes!! BTW, new EK lounge is huge...I think they are investing more and more here......  Wink
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