Suvarnabhumi’s new terminal ready for 2022

The extension of the Suvarnabhumi terminal will be operational by the start of 2022, in accordance with Thai transport minister Saksayam Chidchop. The new Satellite Terminal 1 at Suvarnabhumi International Airport will increase the entire capability of Thailand’s largest airport terminal by 15 million passengers a yr, allowing the entire airport capability to deal with site visitors as much as ninety million per 12 months.
The 4-level concourse building has 28 plane contact gates, 8 of which can serve plane as much as the A380 jumbo size. A new underground automated folks mover and baggage handling system connects the brand new constructing to Suvarnabhumi’s major terminal.
The concourse’s modern design is infused with delicate cultural references that add to its “Thainess”. It includes a diamond-patterned ceiling, with crisscrossing arched ribs infilled with timber-coloured slats. Instant follow the pattern of Singapore’s Changi including a tropical landscape.
Construction on the 3rd runway has also commenced and ought to be receiving aircraft by 2023.
Suvarnabhumi Airport management has also used the downtime, while the airport has been quiet in the course of the ‘disruption’ to fix the potholes and ‘sinkage’ in components of the present runways. Some 700,000 square metres of runway and taxiway service is under repair presently, absorbing a budget of 4 billion baht.
The new terminal and repairs come at a time when world airline visitors is at its lowest for many years. The world broad Covid-19 pandemic has closed borders, grounded whole airline fleets and decimated the world’s travel trade. Since March when air traffic plummeted, there was a gradual ungrounding of fleets, primarily in non-commercial and non-passenger-carrying fleets. Commercial scheduled visitors remains to be very low..

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