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U-Tapao opens second passenger terminal

By The Nation

 

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The U-Tapao International Airport officially opened its second passenger terminal on Wednesday (December 4) and is planning to expand passenger capacity from over 2 million people a year to 5 million people within five years.

 

The airport is currently waiting for the results of bids for the U-Tapao International Airport Development and Eastern Aviation City project. The winner will be awarded the contract to construct the third passenger terminal.

 

Director of U-Tapao International Airport, Vice Admiral Kritchaphon Rianglekjamnong said that once the airport is fully open for commercial service, the number of passengers and flights would continue to increase, going from 177,000 people a year in 2015 to 1.99 million people.

 

“Fifteen airlines operate 15,767 flights on 33 routes both domestic and international,” he said. “We expect that the number of passengers will increase to 2.5 million people from the previous 800,000 passengers.

 

The airport is planning to renovate the first passenger terminal and manage the newly opened second terminal so it is fully utilized. 

 

“We believe that the renovation of the first terminal and utilisation of the second terminal will enable the airport to serve 3-5 million passengers in the next five years,” said Kritchaphon.

 

“It will help maintain continued passenger growth while awaiting the third terminal, the first phase of which will be completed in 2024 and support 12 million people.”

 

In addition, the airport will collaborate with private investors to support development of airport services such as small aircraft maintenance, warehouse management, and the import-export process of bonded goods.

 

For now, the bidding result is pending as the Administrative Court’s verdict, while the project committee is considering the technical and business proposal from the Charoen Pokphand Group-led Thana Holding Consortium.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30379080

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-12-04

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Ready for the millionairs and their private jets...

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That whole area is booming, new toll road, possible fast rail system. Land prices are at crazy levels.

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1 hour ago, mok199 said:

Ready for the millionairs and their private jets...

My buddy who's a big casino hound did spot Steve Wynn's private Gulfstream G650 on the stand at U-Tapao early last year.

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8 hours ago, NanLaew said:

My buddy who's a big casino hound did spot Steve Wynn's private Gulfstream G650 on the stand at U-Tapao early last year.

I hope he builds a world class casino/entertainment complex here in Sin City ......Vegas style baby!!!

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More troll nonsense from the usual suspect removed

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It'll be a nice hop to Vietnam.

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2 hours ago, overherebc said:

Do any of the budget airlines use Utapao or are they mainly DMK?

Many AIr Asia Flights, and Thai Lion Air but a lot lot more at DMK. Busy time for Russian charters.

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2 hours ago, overherebc said:

Do any of the budget airlines use Utapao or are they mainly DMK?

Air Asia 

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16 hours ago, bluesofa said:

That does seem an appropriate title for someone in charge of an airport that's attracting visitors to Pattaya.

If the airports expansion is based on an expected increase of tourists to Pattaya then it is doomed to be a white elephant!

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7 hours ago, overherebc said:

Do any of the budget airlines use Utapao or are they mainly DMK?

I know that airasia flies there from Udon.

 

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19 minutes ago, SunsetT said:

I know that airasia flies there from Udon.

 

As a fairly frequent flier to Saigon the prices quoted from Utapao to there and back seem to be almost twice those from SUV or DMK.

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