[Vietnam] Vietnam’s mega airport project to get site clearance funding soon

An artist impression of the Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai province, Vietnam. Photo acquired by VnExpress The parliament has heard that site clearance funding for the Long Thanh International Airport could be disbursed very soon. Transport Minister Nguyen Van The informed the ongoing National Assembly (NA) session Monday that the government is likely to…

[Indonesia] Jakarta plans $10bn waterfront airport as travel demand surges

Together with Soekarno-Hatta Airport, the two create region’s biggest gateway A shortage of boarding gates and long lines are among signs of overcrowding at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. (Photo by Keiichiro Asahara) JAKARTA — The Indonesian government plans to build a new airport outside Jakarta to accommodate a growing number of business travelers and tourists as the country’s economy expands. The…

[Egypt] Egypt celebrates new airport servicing Giza Plateau

Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation Younes el-Masri announced the commencement of operations for the Sphinx International Airport Oct. 15. The new facility is located 45 kilometers (29 miles) west of Cairo on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road in Giza governorate. The airport was constructed in just 12 months, and the official opening will be held at the end of the year. Masri flew on…

[Thailand] Planned airport terminal could cause chaos: experts

Samart Ratchapolsitte, a former deputy Bangkok governor and engineer, discusses Suvarnabhumi Airport’s chance of becoming one of the world’s top three airports, at a seminar yesterday. Badly located Suvarnabhumi extension ‘may push gateway further down’ global rankings. CRITICS OF the controversial Suvarnabhumi Airport expansion project have warned that the country’s biggest international gateway could dip…

[Thailand] Phuket airport expects 21 million passengers throughout next year

PHUKET, 6 October 2016 (NNT) – Phuket international airport expects to accommodate at least 21 million domestic and international passengers throughout next year due to the constantly growing tourism sector. Phuket airport director Thani Chuangchoo disclosed that Phuket is a fast-growing tourist destination with more than 15 million arrivals each year and most choose to…

[Philippines] Philippines, Japan sign loan deal for New Bohol Airport expansion

THE PHILIPPINE and Japanese governments signed on Monday the supplemental loan agreement for the ongoing New Bohol Airport expansion project on Panglao Island. “This supplemental loan will cover the extension of the runway from 2,000 meters to 2,500 meters. This will enable the airport to accommodate large commercial aircraft,” Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III…

[Thailand] Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport sees US$4.3 billion expansion as arrivals rise

Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is seen during dusk in Bangkok, Feb 20, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha) BANGKOK: Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) plans to invest 140 billion baht (US$4.26 billion) to expand the country’s main airport as it expects an increase in passenger arrivals, a senior executive said on Monday (Oct 8). Suvarnabhumi airport will add a second satellite…