Don Mueang to reopen March 6

Don Mueang to reopen March 6

Don Mueang airport will be reopened for commercial flights on March 6, Airports of Thailand Plc president Anirut Thanomkulbutra said on Monday.

The airport was closed by the crisis flooding late last year.

Mr Anirut said only the eastern runway will be opened for use.

Nok Air, a low-cost airline, has confirmed it will move all its services back to Don Mueang airport, while Orient Thai, another low-cost airline, had yet to make a decision whether to return, he said.

In April, repairs will begin to the eastern runway at Suvarnabhumi airport, covering an area of 1,620 square metres, with a budget of about 150 million baht.  It is a routine major repair after five years of use, he said.

The repair work would be completed in 60 days and would not affect normal services of the airport.

There had been consultations  with all groups concerned to prevent any problem of flight delays because of the repair work.

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