Oneworld, one of the biggest airline alliances, has warned that Bangkok risks diminishing its strategic air hub position by pursuing a dual-airport policy.
The alliance, whose 12 current members include British Airways and Cathay Pacific, said Thai authorities' move to revive the old Don Mueang as the capital's second international airport operating in parallel with Suvarnabhumi could backfire, especially from the perspective of flight connectivity.
"Bangkok is well served by one single airport. Any attempt to split it up [with two airports] runs the risks of diminishing Bangkok as a hub and losing connection traffic," said Dennis Tierney, vice-president for membership and customer experience.
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