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Bangkok airport to shut runway, delays expected

posted May 31, 2012, 7:12 PM by Dong Travel   [ updated May 31, 2012, 7:20 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
Suvarnabhumi Airport will close one of its runways for routine maintenance from June 11 till August 10, 2012, potentially causing delays for passengers arriving at and leaving from Bangkok.
According to Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation, the runway closure is expected to result in traffic congestion both in the air and on the ground. Inbound flights may be forced to wait in the air for 20-45 minutes during peak periods before landing.
While no flight cancellations are anticipated, airlines have begun advising their passengers to allow a minimum of 80 minutes for connections in Bangkok.
Meanwhile, Thai aviation authorities are contemplating the diversion of certain domestic flight operations to Don Mueang Airport during the 60-day maintenance period.
If the plan is implemented, passengers will need to allow a minimum of 60 minutes travel time between Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang.

Source: TTGA