Oct 01

Bangkok Don Mueang Airport reopens for low cost airlines

Nok Air flying into Bangkok Don Muang Air PortBANGKOK, Oct 1 — Don Mueang Airport fully relaunched its services for low cost airlines Monday, after operation had ceased in 2006 following the opening of the new Suvarnabhumi Airport and the single airport policy. Passengers began queueing for check-in at AirAsia airlines at 4am for the first flight to Bali, Indonesia at 6.15am. Thai AirAsia, the biggest low-cost airline in Thailand, moved its equipment to Don Mueang overnight Sunday, at midnight, after its last flight took off from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Relocation of empty aircraft from Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang was completed at 3am yesterday. Airports of Thailand (AoT) president Anirut Thanomkulabutra said earlier that facilities at Don Mueang Airport including duty free shops and restaurants are also fully operational today. In addition to Thai AirAsia, Don Mueang Airport serves Nok Air, Orient Thai and chartered flights, he said, adding that Don Mueang will become another connecting hub for the region. Don Mueang will take at least 12 million passengers per year. On March 16 the government ordered all low-cost, charter and non-connecting flights to relocate to Don Mueang Airport to ease congestion at Suvarnabhumi Airport, ending the single-airport policy. (MCOT online news) The Taxi and minibus transfer service from Bangkok to Pattaya is still available from this airport. Simply let us know the usual details such as date/time and flight number and we’ll gladly transfer you to your holiday destination. Simply contact us.

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