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I will believe this when I see it. Currently, it is the most under utilized airport in the country. And they signed a deal with Air Asia two years ago, to start 36 flights a day. Thailand completely r

In order to do this, don't you need some tourists first?

Hua Hin: New airport terminal, more flights, treble air passengers in massive tourism expansion   Picture: 77kaoded   Plans are underway to transform sleepy Hua Hin into a bus

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1 hour ago, Wiggy said:

But expansion would be based on demand, surely. From what I've been reading on TV, the tourist numbers are down. You don't produce more cars, for example, when demand is low. 

A short while ago the Thai Aviation industry where going to sue the airlines which were not using their landing slots!!!! Duuuhhh...... That is because of no passenger requirements!! Now they're gonna make more..... of unused landing slots!!🤪🤪🤪🤪

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

It could see Hua Hin move in the direction of becoming the hub of the much vaunted "Thai Riviera". 

Moving East to West... Pattaya is a dead duck so lets create another hole on the same lines.

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Right now the runway is 2,100 meters long - this will be extended by 45

 

Ha ha. Trying adding a nought and extending it by 450 meters. The current width of paved strip is 35m so, perhaps, the reporter misread the handout and the figure '45' is to extend the width? It can't extend at the inland end due to development so would have to extend the coast end by going out to sea.

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6 hours ago, WinnieTheKhwai said:

 

That's pretty much everywhere in Thailand right now.  Not a local issue.   Keep in mind we're in Asia; this is what Asia is like and always has been.   You just have cool real time apps right now with pretty colors.

Gee, we must be the lucky ones up here in Vientiane then, we are around 57 at the moment, normal around 27, must be that dirty air blown up from Thailand ... ha ha ha

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1 hour ago, thonglorjimmy said:

Didn't they introduce a daily direct flight from Hua Hin to KL in a blaze of glory a short while ago, only to reduce it to four flights a week recently, the only scheduled flight from the airport?

Not sure why they cut back? I use this service regularly and the flights are quite full each time I’ve been on them 

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Not sure why they cut back the KL flight from 7 to 4 days? I use this service regularly and it’s always busy. Pain in the ass for me going back to 4 days as I need to run the gauntlet to swampy in a taxi again, which I try to avoid at all costs

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5 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

I will believe this when I see it. Currently, it is the most under utilized airport in the country. And they signed a deal with Air Asia two years ago, to start 36 flights a day. Thailand completely reneged on the deal. So, much has to be done, to demonstrate some good faith.

 

Deputy Transport Minister Athirat Rattanaset came to town. Really? Wanna know what the background of his boss at the transport ministry is?

 

Completed secondary school at Suan Kularb College and earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the National Institute of Development of Administration.

 

Political career

The former chairman of a working panel under interior minister Chaovarat Charnvirakul during the 2008 political crisis and a former executive of the Thai Rak Thai Party, he was banned from politics for five years after Thai Rak Thai was dissolved in 2007. He is currently secretary general of the Bhumjai Thai Party.

 

The son of politicians Chai and La-ong Chidchob and the younger brother of Newin, he is single.

 

What can one even say? We are talking about some of the least competent ministers currently in office, within the past 20 years or more. 

Rather than writing about Saksayam Chidchob you might have asked a more relevant question; why did he send his deputy and not go to Hua Hin himself?

 

In the light of the full steam ahead expansion of the Eastern Economic Corridor are the government taking Hua Hin and the "Thai Riviera" seriously or was this visit lip service designed to make them look good. Rhetorical question.

 

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