Public hearings to be held this month
The Airports of Thailand announced that Chiang Mai International Airport has submitted a plan for a new parking structure and hopes to see construction begin by 2020.
The Director of Chiang Mai International Airport Flt. Lt. Wisut Jantana said that the airport has formulated plans to deal with growth and handle higher air traffic volumes to support around 20 million passengers by 2030. Last year the airport handled 9.45 million passengers and has been working on improving facilities, services and passenger convenience in accordance with the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
A plan for a new parking structure has been submitted for an environmental impact assessment, the report and Cabinet approval should take about two years. Public hearings on the new construction will be held starting the middle of March. If all goes according to schedule construction should begin in 2019 and finish by 2020.