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Don Mueang revamp takes step forward

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Full-scale development of Don Mueang into a modern airport serving 27.5 million passengers is ready to move forward, following successful talks recently with 14 airlines planning to return to Don Mueang. 

As part of its 10-year scheme to renovate and expand the 88-year-old airport, the Transport Ministry has decided to scrap an earlier plan to change Don Mueang into an aircraft maintenance hub and exhibition centre.

Transport Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan said Don Mueang must first be developed to ensure that it can help relieve congestion at Suvarnabhumi airport, which is now overcrowded.

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