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East Runway of Suvarnabhumi airport reopens for use

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BANGKOK, 1 August 2012 (NNT) – The Airports of Thailand (AoT) has revealed that the repair work on the eastern runway of Suvarnabhumi Airport is now completed, which is said to be 10 days earlier than expected.

According to AoT President Flying Officer Anirut Thanomkulbutra, the East Runway was closed due to sinkholes and scheduled to undergo surface repair from June 11-August 9. However, the layering of the runway has been achieved earlier than expected and, since July 31, the airplanes have been able to use the East Runway again.

Before the runway was reopened, the Department of Civil Aviation had examined the surface and assured its integrity. The AoT is now able to accommodate 76 flights of any types of aircraft within one hour.

Flying Officer Anirut reiterated that the safety of passengers is the AoT’s first priority and the recent runway repair and regular maintenance will assure that Suvarnabhumi Airport will be able to provide a transit point for more planes in the future.

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