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Suvarnabhumi » Jetstar to Land at Suvarnabhumi Airport Friday, September 15, 2006

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Singapore-based “Jetstar Asia”’s chief executive officer Chong Phit Lian is confident that everything will be ready when the company lands the first international commercial flights at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Friday (September 15, 2006).

During test runs, the luggage claim took only ten minutes, which was quite fascinating, and we are certain that our flights will run smoothly on Friday” said Chong.

Airlines are expected to shift all domestic and international flight service from Bangkok International Airport (Don Muang) to Suvarnabhumi Airport by September 28.

On board one of the Jetstar flights on Friday will be Jetstar Australia CEO Alan Joyce.

Jetstar is a low cost airline that began flying in 2004. The company’s Australian operation is wholly owned by Qantas, but is managed independently. The Asian operation is a Singapore-based partnership between Qantas, local businessmen Tony Chew and FF Wong, and Temasek Holdings.

Jetstar will begin operating three daily flights between Singapore and Bangkok on September 15, becoming the first airline to offer international commercial service at Suvarnabhumi Airport. National carrier Thai Airways International (THAI) also begins domestic flights from the new airport on Friday.

THAI earlier this month conducted international test runs from the new airport between Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. (TNA)

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