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Don Muang to reopen

Posted by somtam2000 on 30/1/2007 at 05:04 admin

The Nation reports that Thailand’s Transport Ministry has decided to allow non-connecting domestic flights to use Don Muang airport. It said it would take between 45 day and 60 days to prepare Don Muang to accept flights and international flights will continue to use Suvarnabhumi Airport.

No word on intra-airport transfers — we assume they'll be some form of bus service.

Some domestic flights will continue to fly from Suvannabhumi -- particularly THAI flights to Phuket and Chiang Mai. But the LCCs will most likely all move to Don Muang due to the lower landing fees. AirAsia is a bit of an oddity with both domestic and international flights -- no word on how they're planning to structure their flight system.

So, if you're flying into Bangkok from around mid-March onwards, you better check with your travel agent to find out which airport you're landing at!

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Posted by grantroger on 30/1/2007 at 17:36

Thanks for the info! will be sure to inform my friends about that too!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 7/2/2007 at 08:40 admin

According to today's Bangkok Post, it is official and Don Muang is going to reopen. Though reading the story it seems Don Muang will be open to both domestic and international flights -- most likely in a move to appease AirAsia. The story says the airport will reopen within 45 days time, so if you're flying into Bangkok anytime after the end of Feb you'll need to check wich airport you're landing at.

As I find out more will post updates in this thread.

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