Airports of Thailand revising Suvarnabhumi airport’s Bt44bn northern expansion plan
By The Nation
Airports of Thailand (AOT) is revising its planned Bt44-billion northern expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport, said AoT president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn.
The revision to bring the plan in line with the “new normal” concept is expected to take between one and two months to complete.
The new northern terminal will have annual capacity for 30 million passengers.
Also to be drawn up are details for projects to extend the existing passenger terminal eastwards and westwards, he added.
Nitinai expressed confidence the global aviation sector would return to normal next year when Covid-19 vaccines are expected to become available.
The number of passengers at Suvarnabhumi is forecast to return to pre-outbreak levels of 65 million in 2023.
Meanwhile, AOT expects to finish construction of Satellite Terminal 1 in 2022, boosting Suvarnabhumi’s annual capacity by 15 million passengers.