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Passenger traffic to Thailand international airports rose

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Total aircraft movements through the airports operated by Airports of Thailand (AOT). Bangkok (Don Muang), Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai and Chiang Rai grew 6.83% year-on-year in the January-September period to 260,602.

Passenger traffic through Thailand’s five international airports rose 13.15% in the first nine months of this year to 38.52 million, indicating a return of normal growth in air traffic in all but one location.

Freight processed through the airports increased 6% to 980,988 tonnes while mail volume fell 3.88% to 7,845 tonnes, according to figures from AoT.

Suvarnabhumi Airport – to become regional hub

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Suvarnabhumi Airport, able to move six million tonnes of freight per year, which began full commercial operations September 28–is on its way to becoming Southeast Asia’s regional cargo hub.

Supachai Kaewsiri, director of the Information Technology Division of Thai Airport Ground Services (TAGS), said that his firm has invested Bt 700 million in establishing its Airport Cargo Community System (ACCS) connected with the cargo network of the newly opened airport in Bangkok.

During the past 27 days, Supachai said, TAGSs supervision of the IT network in Suvarnabhumi proved a smooth operation as planned. Right now both cargo and baggage transport are operated by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and ACCS.

Former Bangkok Airport may use as air maintenance center

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Thailand’s former Bangkok International Airport at Don Muang is being proposed to serve as the aircraft maintenance centre now that commercial flights moved to Suvarnabhumi Airport last month, National Economic and Social Advisory Council (NESAC) said Thursday.

Okas Tepalagul, chairman of the Communication and Energy Infrastructure Working Group, said he met representatives of Airports of Thailand (AOT), Thai Airways International (THAI), the Department of Civil Aviation and the Royal Thai Air Force to disscuss on how to use the, retired airport, Don Muang facility.

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