Thai Airways International signs contract to Manage Chittagongs Shah Amanat International Airport

Travel News Asia 5 December 2005

On 1 December 2005 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thai Airways International signed a contract to manage Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, Bangladesh in a management contract signing ceremony with the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB). Mr. Somchainuk Engtrakul, Member of the Board of Directors Acting as President of Thai Airways International, signed the contract in conjunction with Air Commodore Harun Chowdhury, Chairman of CAAB.

Following approval received from the Bangladesh Cabinet on June 23, 2004, Thai Airways International was awarded the bid at the net amount of 529 million taka (US$9.063 million dollars) to manage Chittagongs Shah Amanat International Airport, in Chittagong, Bangladesh, for a period of 10 years.

As the airport management, THAI will operate, maintain, and manage the airport terminal building, ramp handling, cargo handling, airport security, maintenance and upkeep of buildings, as well as preventive and routine maintenance. Other services may be provided and made under separate contract, those being provision of flight kitchen or catering services. In addition, THAI will be responsible for collecting fees for airport landing charges, security charges, embarkation fees, as well as ground handling related fees on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, coordinating with other air carriers operating to and from the airport in Chittagong.

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