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Bangkok Don Mueang Airport resumes operationafter 4-month closure

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BANGKOK, 6 March 2012 (NNT) – Bangkok Don Mueang Airport finally opened its doors to passengers early this morning after having ceased all operations four months ago due to the flood.

Don Mueang Airport Director Flying Officer Aniruth Thanomkulbutr stated that the runway and taxiway are 100% ready for the airport’s first day back in operation to ensure the safety of all passengers. Meanwhile, the terminal building and other facilities are now 95% ready. The airport director insisted that all service systems of Don Mueang Airport are according to universal standard.

He added that the airport will speed up the construction of the 6.5-km. floodwall along Vibhavadi Road. The floodwall which is carried out under a budget of over 100 million baht, is expected to be completed in May in order to prevent future flooding.

Nok Air was the first airline to operate in Don Mueang Airport this morning, with the first three flights taking off at 06.00 from Bangkok to Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Si Thammarat. All the three flights were fully booked. Meanwhile, Orient Air and Solar Air are also scheduled to resume their operations at Don Mueang Airport in the near future.

Read more: NNT


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