Passenger traffic at Don Mueang expected to hit 38m by year-end

The number of passengers travelling through Don Mueang airport is expected to hit 38 million by the end of this year, exceeding the target of 32 million, Don Mueang airport director Suthirawat Suwanwat said on Saturday (Sept 2).

Mr Suthirawat told INN news agency that a plan is underway for an old domestic passenger building at Don Mueang, one of the two airports serving Greater Bangkok, to undergo repairs so that it can be used to meet the number of passengers travelling through the airport which has continued to increase.

He said a survey is being conducted to assess a budget needed for the repairs.

The exact amount of the budget is expected to be known in January next year.  After that a proposal for an additional allocation from the 2018 budget will be made.  The allocation is expected to be available for disbursement by July, Mr Suthirawat said.