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IATA urges single airport for Bangkok


The International Air Travel Association (IATA) has called on the government to continue expanding Suvarnabhumi Airport rather than renovating flooded Don Mueang Airport, which would be very costly, noting that having dual airports does |not attract either airlines or tourists.

Guenther Matschnigg, senior vice president for safety, operations and infrastructure at the IATA, told The Nation during its global media day in Switzerland last week that the government should carefully consider the cost before refurbishing Don Mueang. The association believes the money would be better spent on expanding and developing Suvarnabhumi Airport, which would provide return on investment, especially by encouraging new airlines into Thailand.

Read more: The Nation

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