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Airport 'urgently needs T2'

Don Mueang's traffic puts strain on facilities

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The restoration of Terminal 2 (T2) at Don Mueang airport needs to begin shortly to catch up with traffic build-up at Bangkok's old airport, where facilities will soon be strained." The T2 revival plan must be executed in this fiscal year [starting last month] or else we would not be able to cope with incremental traffic," Somchai Sawasdeepon, acting president of Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT), warned. 

A worker paints the Terminal 2 building at Don Mueang airport in late June. APICHIT JINAKUL

T2 should be up and running over the next two and a half years to augment Don Mueang's passenger handling capacity, now at 16.5 million a year after Terminal 1 (T1) was reopened as a fully functional international facility on Oct 1, according to Mr Somchai.

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