Don Mueang Airport To Undergo Repairs To Handle Surge Of Travellers
Don Mueang International Airport, the Bangkok airport that caters mainly to low-cost airlines, will undergo further improvement and repairs so it can handle the increasing number of travellers using the airport, which continue to be much higher than expected.
Don Mueang Airport Director Suthiraway Suwanwat said the organisation is surveying what needs repaired and improved so they can estimate the budget required for the work to be completed. The plan is to finalise the airport‘s budget, including the expenses for the improvements, in January 2018.
In an interview with Thai PBS English News, he stated that the number of travellers through Don Mueang is expected to reach 38 million by the end of 2017, exceeding its target of 32 million.
It is no secret that foreign travellers entering the country through Don Mueang regularly suffer from an hour-long delays at immigration. In early August, the airport management was widely criticised when fliers took to social media to say they had to wait as long as four hours to clear passport control.