October 1 is a remarkable day for Thai AirAsia, the giant low-cost airline. It will move its operation base from Suvarnabhumi airport to Don Muang airport. The relocation will bring about 10,000 more passengers to Don Muang airport per day, according to Airports of Thailand (AoT). At present, Don Muang services flights for Nok Air, OrienThai, Solar Air and charter flights. AoT expects more low-cost airlines to follow suit. With the move, Don Muang then will be known among passengers as a low-cost airline hub.
The move of the airlines has quickened airport development, including an increase in the number of immigration officers at passport control, food outlets and the return of duty free shops. Transport Minister ACM Sukumpol Suwanatat was satisfied Don Muang would be ready for full commercial operation on Oct 1.
But what is it like from a passenger's point of view. I checked the airport facilities to find out.