Construction of new Khon Kaen airport terminal begins

Construction of new Khon Kaen airport terminal begins

An artist's impression of a new terminal of Khon Kaen airport. (Photo by Chakrapan Natanri)
An artist's impression of a new terminal of Khon Kaen airport. (Photo by Chakrapan Natanri)

KHON KAEN: Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith on Sunday presided over the foundation stone-laying ceremony for construction of a new passenger terminal for the Khon Kaen international airport.

A budget of about 2 billion baht was approved by the cabinet on Oct 10 last year for the construction of the second terminal, the expansion of the existing terminal building and the extension of the car park building.

Under the plan, the existing terminal building will be expanded from 16,500 square metres to 44,500 square metres to accommodate a larger number of passengers - from 1,000 to 2,000 per hour, or about 5 million passengers per year.

The car park building will be extended from five floors for 450 cars to seven floors for 1,160 cars.

Mr Arkhom said the project is due to be completed in three years.

The minister said the new passenger terminal will be built in a northeastern architectural style, accentuating the identity of the Northeast, together with modern technology to serve passengers.

A stone-laying ceremony is held on Sunday at the site where a new terminal of Khon Kaen airport will be built. (Photo by Chakrapan Natanri)

The Khon Kaen international airport currently serves 18 arrival and 18 departure flights per day, all regional. In the near future, he said, the airport will also provide service to several cities in China.

Mr Arkhom said the new passenger terminal will open in late 2021, complementing transportation links to be provided by the Nakhon Ratchasima-Nong Khai high-speed rail route now under construction.


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