Good news for those who plane to visit Thailand at the end of the year. Governor Yutthana Thapcharoen of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has just announced that the Airport Link is nearly finished and will be ready to carry passengers into the city in December.
This will make a big difference to the way in which travelers arrive in the capital city of Bangkok. Rather than traveling through traffic jams, the Airport Link will glide passengers above the traffic, covering the distance between Suvarnabhumi airport and the city in a matter of minutes.
According to a recent report by the Bangkok Post, the Airport Link has cost a total of 26 million baht and is now 98 per cent complete. Although completion had been delayed for some time, Transport Minister Sophon Zaram ordered the State Railway of Thailand to pull out all the stops to ensure that the project would be completed before the end of the year, as was originally planned.
December will be an excellent time to visit Thailand as the weather is much cooler and drier than much of the year, while remaining hot enough to allow tourists to soak up the sun on the beach.