UDON THANI, 21 September 2015 – Udon Thani International Airport has reopened its recently renovated passenger terminal in preparation for the arrival of ASEAN Economic Community.
Minister of Transport Akom Termpittayapisit presided over the opening ceremony of the renovated building on Sunday. The renovation was carried out under the supervision of the Department of Civil Aviation. It covers the area of 8,536 square meters, with a capacity of handling up to 400 passengers per hour.
The renovated building, when combined with the existing passenger terminal, would be able to handle up to 1,200 passengers per hour. The newly renovated terminal would help cope with the rising number of passengers when the ASEAN Economic Community is formed at the end of this year. Officials expect more travelers to travel between Vientiane, the capital of Lao and Nong Khai, one of Thailand’s Special Economic Zones.
Currently, Udon Thani International Airport is serving 5 airlines, which fly a combined number of 48 round-trip flights daily. The airport has served more than 1.4 million passengers so far this year.