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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Suvarnabhumi Airport named fifth best and more

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok, Thailand. Depart...Image via WikipediaSuvarnabhumi Airport has been ranked fifth best in its category of annual capacity of more than 40 million passengers.

In the 2010 list, there were 13 airports rated in the category by Airports Council International (ACI). The top four are in Hong Kong, Beijing, Dubai and Dallas.

According to Airports of Thailand, which operates the Bangkok airport, in 2009, Suvarnabhumi was ranked sixth in the category of airports with capacity of 25 million to 40 million passengers.

Auswathai reporter Arwee

In 2010, with the number of passengers reaching 42.7 million, it was moved up to the category of more than 40 million passengers. The ACI 2010 ranking covered 154 airports across the world. The ranking was based on a satisfaction survey of 260,000 passengers at those airports.

Suvarnabhumi Airport official Wilaiwan Nadwilai said: "AOT is committed to making Suvarnabhumi a top10 airport worldwide." The top three airports are now Incheon in South Korea, Changi in Singapore and Chek Lap Kok in Hong Kong.
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BANGKOK,  After long delays Suvarnabhumi Airport's Link began commercial services Monday (23rd August, 2010). The estimated cost of the project is 25.9 billion baht.

Official opening to the Pubblic was proclaimed on 4th January, 2011.

On its first day, a luggage check-in system at Makkasan city air terminal delivering luggage directly to the airport will be available for travelers. For those who seek to check in and transport their luggage to the airport can do so 3 to 13 hours prior to their boarding time.

Bangkok Airport Link Express in Prüfcenter Weg...Image via WikipediaDuring the first stage, however, the service is available only for express line users, who are flying Thai International and Bangkok Airways.

About rail fares, express line users will be charged 150 baht for non-stop service from Makkasan terminal to the Airport and city line users will be charged between 15 and 45 baht based on distance. The services will be available from 6 AM to midnight everyday.

The service (Express) is very efficient, only last week we test the service to host a Tour group of Biz execs from Australia.  From our Base in Bangkok it is a mere 10 minute Taxi ride to Makkasan, no queues, straight onto the BTS and 15 minutes later we were walking up the airport escalator to welcome our guests.

In a related development, a skywalk connecting Makkasan terminal to the Petchburi underground Station is under construction and is expected to be finished Midyear

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