Don Mueang fully reopens upgraded Terminal 2


THAILAND’s Don Mueang International Airport will officially reopen its upgraded Terminal 2 tomorrow, allowing the airport to accommodate 30 million passengers a year, 11.5 million more than before.

The terminal was already partially reopened since December 24, 2015, allowing most domestic flights to operate from there.

“It is going to relieve the crowded situation at Don Mueang,” said Chula Sukmanop, director general, Department of Airports. “The area is almost double from what we have now.”

Upgrades comprise improvements to the terminal, three concourses, walkways and toilets.

There will, however, be no increase in flight capacity as airside facilities – such as runways, taxiways and aprons – did not undergo upgrades, said Sukmanop.

An upcoming 10 billion baht (US$282.3 million) third phase of developments will focus on renovating the old domestic terminal to include a new walkway connecting the building to the Sky Train station and parking for up to 3,000 cars.

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