[Thailand] Third runway approved for main airport

A PROPOSED third runway for Suvarnabhumi International Airport has cleared the final hurdle, with the Cabinet yesterday approving the Bt21.8 billion project. The construction, to be overseen by the Airports of Thailand (AOT), is scheduled to be completed in 2021. Deputy government spokesman Weerachon Sukhondhapatipak said work is scheduled to begin this year. A plan…

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[Singapore] The world’s best airport just unveiled a $1.25 billion glass dome mall with a rainforest, waterfalls, and bejeweled clouds

The waterfall in the centre of Jewel Changi Airport sits amid a landscaped forest valley. Rachey Tay/Business Insider Singapore’s Changi Airport isn’t famous for no reason. Having held the world number one title for six years running in the Skytrax awards, it’s clear that it’s earned its title — and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere…

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SEOUL–DA NANG IS THE FASTEST GROWING ROUTE IN ASIA-PACIFIC

The fastest growing major passenger route in Asia-Pacific is between South Korea’s capital city, Seoul, and the coastal city of Da Nang in Vietnam, according to Routesonline. The information is revealed in a new study published to coincide with Routes Asia 2019, which is taking place in Cebu, in the Philippines. Routesonline claims that a 71% rise in…

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[Thailand] Panel set up for airport concessions

Question as to whether duty-free shops come under PPP Act after PM raised monopoly concerns King Power’s duty-free shop at Suvarnabhumi airport. The Thai Retailers Association is prepared to protest AoT’s terms of reference for duty-free shops.  A working panel has been set up by the government to consider whether the bidding process for the…

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