BANGKOK, 1 August 2011– Don Mueang Airport has relocated its domestic flight services to Terminal 1, where international chartered flights are being operated, in a bid to eliminate revenue losses within the next five years.
According to Director of Don Mueang Airport Wing Commander Pratheep Wichittho, Airports of Thailand Plc (AOT) has decided to move its services for domestic flights at Don Mueang Airport from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 from today onwards in order for the former facility to be used as an aircraft maintenance and repair center instead. The relocation of domestic services is also hoped to be able to help the company stamp out the current income loss of approximately 50 million THB per month within five years.
Since Terminal 1 has been accommodating passengers of international chartered flights, the facility needs to be divided into two sections upon the addition of domestic services. The north side will be for international flights and the south side will be for domestic flights.
At present, Don Mueang Airport operates 120 flights per day on average with 12,000 passengers per day. It is expected that the number of travelers at the airport around the end of this year will rise by 44 percent from that of last year to 4 million. Commercial airlines currently using the airport comprise Nok Air, One-Two-Go, Orient Thai and Solar Air.