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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