Bangkok’s ‘showpiece’ airport is still beset by ongoing problems, from long queues to taxi scams to overpriced food. Will it ever change?
It was supposed to be the nation’s pride and joy, a grand first impression for foreign visitors. But ever since Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport came into existence, it has been plagued with problems.
First, there weren’t enough toilets. Then came reports about cracked runways. Later it was occupied for weeks by anti-government yellow-shirt demonstrators – a move that brought regional transportation to its knees.