Thai Airways International to move all flights to Suvarnabhumi
Thai Airways International (THAI) will shift all its domestic flights from Don Mueang Airport to Suvarnabhumi International Airport over the weekend, the national carrier confirmed Friday, dpa reported.
"THAI will shift 23 domestic flights back from Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok's former main airport, to Suvarnabhumi Airport on March 29, 2009, making a total of approximately 45 domestic round flights operated to/from Suvarnabhumi Airport," THAI Senior Executive Vice President Air Chief Marshal Narongsak Sangapong said.
Thailand's capital has been operating with two international-scale airports since September 2006, the official opening of the 3.4-billion-dollar Suvarnabhumi Airport, except for November 26 to December 3 last year, when both facilities were shut down by anti-government protestors.
Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok's old international airport, has been used for domestic flights by THAI and Thai Air Asia since 2006, but there has been political pressure to shift all operations to Suvarnabhumi.