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Low cost and domestic flights to be relocated to Don Muang airport

BANGKOK, 19 June 2012 (NNT) – The Cabinet has approved a proposal to improve Bangkok Don Muang Airport to relieve air congestion at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Government Deputy Spokesman Chalitrat Chantarubeksa said that the planned development of Donmuang, which has been proposed by the Ministry of Transport, will increase the capacity of the Thai aviation industry and also serve as a secondary airport if Suvarnabhumi (SVB) becomes inconvenient due to unforeseen circumstances.

In addition, Mr. Chalitrat said that the restoration of the country’s first airport will help raise its income and reduce its accumulated losses. Under the proposal, the Transport Ministry wants SVB to operate at its full capacity and become a transit destination for international flights.

Meanwhile, all low cost and domestic flights will be, on a voluntary basis, relocated to Don Muang. Relevant Ministries and agencies have been instructed to oversee the new development at Donmuang to assure its efficiency, added Chalitrat.

Read more: NNT

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