Suvarnabhumi » Moving to SuvarnabhumiSunday, July 20th, 2008
The national carrier is finalizing its plans for moving to Bangkok’s new international airport, Suvarnabhumi, as the official opening day is drawing near. The plan involves transferring avionic equipment and staff of up to 300 companies in one lot from the present Don Muang International Airport to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, located 30 kilometers east of Bangkok. The equipment will need to be installed and ready to operate by 0600 hr on 28 September 2006.
In the case of Thai Airways, there will be a total of 2,929 articles of equipments and 27 aircraft to be transferred on the night of 27 September to officially kick start the operation at the new location.
Some 44 aircraft of other airlines would also need to be transferred to the new airport on the day. The first lot of staff to operate at Suvarnabhumi would total around 17,000.
At least 28 days should be set aside to transfer the above items in order to minimize chances of errors in the operations. Should there be a delay in the transfer and hence operations, it is expected to be within a 5-10 minute range, which is equal to that of international standards.
The moving plan is divided into three phases.
The first phase commenced in mid-August. In this phase, technical equipment, office equipment, and aircraft parts which are not required in the daily operation were transferred from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi Airport in 1,248 allotments.
The second phase will take place six hours prior to the official opening, to transfer tools and equipment which are used regularly, such as those in the airfields, cargos and kitchens. The third phase, beginning after the opening, would clear out the remaining equipment and aircraft parts in Don Muang airfield and transfer them to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Six companies have been hired to execute this colossal plan at a cost of 99.4 million baht.
Further preparations for the new airport includes the plan to fly in Thai Airways’ special flights from Hong Kong and Singapore on 1 September. Additionally, from 15 September onwards the following flights will be operating from Suvarnabhumi daily: Bangkok-Phitsanulok TG 8860, TG 8862 and TG 8864; Phitsanulok-Bangkok TG 8861, TG 8863 and TG 8865; Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani TG 8868; Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok TG8863; Bangkok-Chiang Mai TG 8870; and Chiang Mai-Bangkok TG 8871.
The other components of the airport are also progressing to their completion stage. The Transport Minister has assured everyone that the first phase of the cargo terminal would be ready by the official opening of the airport. The second phase is under construction on a 49-rai plot of land and is expected to be complete within one year from the opening of Suvarnabhumi.
The new cargo terminal, two to three times the size of the one at Don Muang, would be able to support a greater volume of export goods and bring in an estimated 200-300 billion baht a year.
By: Thailand Official News & Information
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