Airports of Thailand (AoT) is planning to renovate the international passenger terminal and cargo building at Don Mueang Airport to support low-cost airlines’ passenger and cargo operations.
AoT President Anirut Thanomkulbutra said the renovation will start next year and is expected to be complete in three years. As a result, the airport will be able to support around 36 million passengers/year.
Don Mueang Airport last week resumed full service for both domestic and international flights of low-cost airlines with Thai AirAsia being the biggest low-cost operator there. The number of flights on the first day was almost 400 with some 20,000 passengers.
AoT provides shuttle services for passengers from Don Mueang to Suvarnabhumi Airports and vice versa free of charge.
Meanwhile, Thai AirAsia Chief Executive Officer Tassapon Bijleveld affirmed the readiness of Don Mueang Airport as well as its flood prevention measures in case of future floods.
Thai AirAsia is to increase its aircraft to 48 in four years, while it will add more routes to China and India. The airline is expected to have up to 15 million passengers opting for its services in the next three years.