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Suvarnabhumi airport railway link builder asked for deadline delay

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

The consortium contracted to build the 30 billion baht Suvarnabhumi airport railway link has written to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) asking for a deadline extension of 652 days. However, a construction supervision consultant for the project has suggested that the extension of the construction deadline should not exceed 398 days, according to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) source.

The B. Grimm consortium says it needs the extra time to complete the project. The consortium includes Sino-Thai Engineering & Construction and Siemens. The source said the consortium has written to the SRT asking for an extension of 652 days, based on the delay in the handover of land.

Air traffic up during Songkran Celebration

Friday, April 13th, 2007

It is expected that the largest number of travellers will be going by air for the Sonkran celebration (Thai New Year & Water Festival), especially Thursday evening, April 12, 2007. Many airlines have increased the number of flights to accommodate more passengers throughout the Songkran period.

At Suvarnabhumi Airport, the number of flights has increased by 424 per day. Of this, 369 are international flights with 183 outbound and 186 inbound, and 55 are domestic flights with 28 outbound and 27 inbound.

It is expected that the number of passengers at Suvarnabhumi would rise by over 65,000. It brings up the number of passengers at two airports by 72,000 altogether in the Songkran festival.

Thai Airways to add 20 flights for Songkran Water Festival

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Thai Airways International (THAI) has announced it will add 20 special flights on domestic routes to Chiang Mai and Phuket from Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports, numbering 5,200 seats, in order to serve passengers traveling during the Songkran holiday.

Thai Airways International president Apinan Sumanaseni said Thai Airways would add 11 domestic flights between Suvarnabhumi and both Chiang Mai and Phuket, totaling 2,860 seats.

From Don Muang, nine additional flights with 2,340 seats will be routed to and from Chiang Mai.

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