With the aim of accommodating the increasing number of travellers going to Thailand, both government and private sectors have developed policies on various aspects of the country’s air transport infrastructure.
Airports of Thailand Public Company (AOT) has a 10-year masterplan to develop its six airports. The company said €5.6 billion will be spent in developing all of them to be able to accommodate 184 million passengers per year, following the rapid growth of air transport. AOT supervises six main international airports in the country which are Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang International Airports located in the Central part, Chiang Mai and Mae Fah Luang – Chiang Rai International Airports in the North and Phuket and Hat Yai International Airports in the South.
In the fiscal year 2017, the AOT’s six international airports handled 135 scheduled airlines with their flights connecting to more than 206 destinations worldwide, serving over 823,500 flights and 129 million passengers.
A current development project at Suvarnabhumi Airport covers the construction of Midfield Satellite 1 with 28-contact gates and a tunnel equipped with an automatic people mover to link the Midfield Satellite 1 with the existing passenger terminal. The Suvarnabhumi Airport Development Project is expected to be completed in 2020.
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