Thai Airways International has confirmed that it is to
return all its operations back to Bangkok's modern Suvarnabhumi Airport.
As a result, all THAI's domestic and international operations will
operate to / from Suvarnabhumi Airport from 29 March 2009.
A total of 23 domestic flights will
move from Don Mueang Airport to
Suvarnabhumi Airport. The move will enable THAI to improve operations,
handling efficiency and reduce operating costs. It will also
increase convenience for passengers and cargo shippers, not only
for THAI flights, but also for those of other Star Alliance member
airlines operating to and through Bangkok.
a founding member of the 22 members of Star Alliance Network. Operating
international and domestic flights from a single airport will
improve airport connections to other Star Alliance carriers
Connecting times between
domestic and international flights will be one to two hours less
than previous minimum connecting time required for passenger
transiting through Don Meaung to Suvarnabhumi.
To handle the increased
number of passengers, THAI has said it will provide more check in counters for
domestic passengers, counter B for premium/business class
passengers and counter C for economy class passengers. THAI will
also extend its lounge areas at concourse A by 300 square meters.
Customers will also have access to a larger range
of improved facilities, including train services
between Suvarnabhumi and Bangkok city center which are now scheduled to
begin this August.
Once the new high-speed train begins, traveling time will be approximately 15 minutes
between airport and city, saving considerable time off the
journey, which is currently 25 kilometers in distance by road.
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