[ Thailand ] AOT to invest approx. USD 11 billion in 6 airports development

08 May 2017

In order to accommodate the increasing number of passengers, AOT plans to enhance its 6 airports capacity. The ultimate project will be undertaken in three stages – short term, medium term and long term to be completed by 2035.

The short-term developing plans are: at Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) to renovate south corridor, pier no.5 and international passenger terminal and install an Automated People Mover (APM) system to help ease passenger congestion by connecting the north of the airport and the south along Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and the car park building; at Hat Yai International Airport (HDY) to construct a new office building to be separated from the passenger terminal; at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) to construct a new parking building; at Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI) to set up a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) center; at Phuket International Airport (HKT) to construct car park building and apron expansion; at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to build the second passenger terminal, the third runway, the construction of a satellite passenger terminal, the extension of the main terminal's eastern wing and the construction of an airline office building and an eastern car park building and APM system linking the satellite terminal to the main terminal, aiming to handle up to 90 million passengers a year. This phase will be completed by 2020.

For mid-term expansion plans, AOT has formulated a 10-year master plan (2016 – 2025) for airport development. The works include the improvement and the increase of the passenger capacity at Suvarnabhumi Airport. When completed by 2025, the combined capacity of AOT’s 6 airports will be able to handle over 200 million passengers.

AOT’s long-term strategic plans will encompass all major aspects of its airports development. Throughout the next two decades, AOT’s investment is expected at approx. USD 11 billion.

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