Possible delays as Suvarnabhumi runway closes for maintenance

The industry has been advised to update their clients of possible delays at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport from 11 June to 10 August this year.

Destination Asia explained that one of the airport’s runways will be closed for maintenance during the period and airlines and agents should advise travellers to allow a minimum of 80 minutes for connecting flights in Bangkok.

The bureau said flights could also be put on hold for 20-45 minutes during peak periods but expects no cancellations or widespread disruption.

“Aviation officials are reportedly planning to use Don Muang Airport to ease congestion during the 60 days maintenance period although no official announcement has been made yet,” the company said.

“Although this contingency plan will take the pressure off Suvarnabhumi, especially if domestic flights are switched to the older airport, passengers will need to allow a minimum 60 minutes travel time between Suvarnabhumi Airport which is located 29km east of the city and Don Muang Airport which is situated 25km north of the city.”

Keep an eye on e-Travel Blackboard for further updates.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
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