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Suvarnabhumi » Suvarnabhumi Airport completely prepared for 28 Sept. 2006

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

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Airports of Thailand Plc. (AOT) officials reconfirmed that Suvarnabhumi Airport will be ready by the September 28 opening, despite recent set backs.

Srisuk Chandrangsu, AOT chairman of the board, said that on the opening date all systems within Bangkok’s new international airport, including the public transportation links, will be fully operational.
Testing has included the handling of over 10,000 pieces of luggage and involved four international flights on September 1.

Srisuk based his confidence on simulations and tests that AOT and relevant organisations – including Thai Airways International Plc. (THAI) and the Aeronautical Radio of Thailand – have conducted since January.

According to Srisuk, simulations have been conducted twice a week, from which weekly reviews have been used to evaluate, make improvements, and formulate solutions to possible problems. AOT officials are, therefore, confident of the systems in place, in particular the baggage-handling.

Thai Airways will conduct two more international test flights on September 22, even though low cost airline Jetstar is already operating three daily trips between Singapore and Suvarnabhumi Airport. The flights will be night time tests conducted on THAI’s Bangkok-Seoul and Bangkok-Beijing routes.

Srisuk says testing should proceed smoothly. (TNA)

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