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First flights to Suvarnabhumi Airport Thailand

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

First Flight to Suvarnabhumi Airport ThailandThai Airways International (THAI), Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia, One-Two-Go Airlines, Nok Air and PB Air will stage 20 flights in and out of the 125-billion-baht facility today (July 29, 2006). The paid-for flight, TG 1881 with 375 passengers, is due to take off from Bangkok International Airport (Don Muang) at 7:45 am for the 24-minute trip.

By becoming a passenger himself, Mr Thaksin will personally see if the airport is up to scratch on arrival and departure.

He is due to fly back from Suvarnabhumi to Don Muang on flight TG 4555 at 11:19 am, according to officials.

PM Satisfies the Authorities’s Performance on Suppressing Narcotics

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Thaksin ShinwatraPrime Minister is satisfied with the authorities’ performance on suppressing and preventing the spread of narcotics.

He said that many political conflicts have taken place in the country, and they also cause the return of narcotics in some areas of Bangkok and Thailand’s bordering provinces.

He said that he had called a meeting with relevant officials to evaluate the situation of narcotics.

However, he has instructed the officials to continuously suppress and prevent the spread of narcotics in Thailand.

Suvarnabhumi Airport – Thailand’s New International Airport

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Suvarnabhumi AirportSuvarnabhumi Airport, also New Bangkok International Airport (NBIA) or Second Bangkok International Airport (SBIA) is the long-delayed new international airport of Bangkok, Thailand.

When completed, it is proposed that it will inherit its IATA airport code BKK from Bangkok International Airport. The ICAO code for the airport will be VTBS. After numerous delays, the airport is now scheduled to open on 28 September 2006{source}, although in December 2005 the Ministry of Transport has announced that further delays are likely.

The airport is located in Racha Thewa in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province, some 25 kilometers east of Bangkok.

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