AOT is satisfied with the gradual use of SAT-1 buildings by airlines as per schedule. It is expected to increase to 120 flights per day in next 2 months and 400 flights by this year. “Keerati” declares that all international flights must use the contract gate. The design was completed in August 2024. 30 years open PPP ready to auction commercial space Sandhi building
Director General of Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited or AOT (AOT) Mr. Keerati Kidmanavath, 28th September 2023 from Second Stage Concourse no. 1 (Satellite 1 : SAT-1) revealed the results of its launch. Now, more than 4 months later, more airlines are now moving to serve in the SAT-1 building, including Thai Airways, AirAsia Fly. By the end of February 2024, the number of flights is expected to increase to 112 flights, with 16 airlines using the service, and will increase to 120 flights within 2 months. And it will be increased to 400 flights per day by 2024
The SAT-1 building has exit gates connected to parking pits adjacent to the building (contract gate), totaling 28 parking pits, capable of accommodating 400 flights per day. and service capacity of 15 million passengers per annum AOT's goals are to increase service efficiency by moving all international flights to contract gates rather than using remote parking stands. The use of remote parking will be phased out as the use of the SAT-1 building will have to await the availability of the parking service provider and ground equipment. The destination is believed to accommodate 400 aircraft when fully ready.
“The SAT-1 building was completed in 2021, but due to COVID-19, it was not commissioned. It was only opened in September. 66 is equivalent to 2 years of shutdown, so various equipment needs to be inspected. Including waiting for ground services to be completed. After this, SAT-1 There will be discussions with the airlines to allocate the use of the main building with the building, as many airlines have already tried using SAT-1 and passengers will find it more convenient. Stay and wait, this is important. If you are in the main building but need to use the remote gate, go to the SAT-1 building. Go. It will be more convenient for the passengers. Airlines understand well because it is an international service to open a new place all over the world and the SAT-1 building has complete facilities.
When the SAT-1 building opened, it increased its capacity, Mr. Keerati said. Suvarnabhumi Airport which can accommodate 60 million passengers per annum, while the number of passengers is expected to return to 65 million per annum by 2024, similar to 2019, which will be seen at this time. The number of tourists increased and the crowd swelled. Coordinated with Bureau of Immigration (Immigration Bureau) to implement auto gate system in main building.Also, SAT-1 will be part to help reduce the problem of insufficient gates.Passengers have to use bus gate or wait for the gate to be free. Passengers had to wait in jams on 2 flights. And not enough seats
Additionally, the SAT-1 building has an area of 216,000 square meters. In addition to passenger amenity space, it has approximately 20% more commercial space than the main building's commercial space. Therefore, it is considered that it helps to increase the income of AOT, but not much. Because there aren't many planes yet.
The main passenger terminal accommodates 800 flights per day for capacity. Earlier, there were 1,200 flights per day. Hence, there is congestion in the SAT-1 building, which accommodates 400 flights per day, mainly overflowing from the main building to use the services in the SAT-1 building.
@Don Mueang Phase 3, design completed in August 2024.
On the progress of Phase 3 of the Don Mueang Airport Development Project, Mr. Keerati said that she is currently studying design. It will be completed in August. 2024 Bidding is expected to open in late 2024 and construction is expected to begin in early 2025. The construction period is 3 years, the Cabinet (Cabinet) has approved, with an investment budget of 36,829.499 million baht, expanding capacity. It can accommodate passenger traffic ranging from 30. million passengers per year to 40 million passengers per year and accommodate up to 50 million passengers per year.
Accordingly, the plan is to demolish the area around the old passenger building (south side) and construct a new passenger building. Used to accommodate international passengers, it covers an area of 140,000 square meters (sq.m), handling 18 million passengers annually. It is expected to be completed and opened for service by the end of 2027.
Continue improvements to Terminal 1 (currently used to accommodate international passengers) to provide services for domestic passengers in conjunction with Terminal 2 to accommodate approximately 22 million domestic passengers per year, up from 38 million in 2019.
Mr. Keerati said in the development of Don Mueang Phase 3, commercial areas will be developed. Private investors (PPP) will offer a 30-year concession to construct the junction building, which is the middle point between the new international passenger terminal and the domestic buildings (Buildings 1, 2). Red Line Skytrain Facility The main function of this building is to accommodate passengers and citizens traveling from the Red Line Skytrain. Travelers can find shops and restaurants in the locations connected to the buildings in the country and internationally, conveniently, quickly and conveniently
“Private companies are keen to invest. But to be sure when will AOT build Phase 3? So when bids open for Tan Mueang Phase 3, Junction Building will start bidding accordingly. In the future, Don Mueang will not only be a low-cost airport, but also a point-to-point one that does not require connections. The journey has arrived. Check-in and check-out is quick and it's closer to the city than Suvarnabhumi.
Upgrading the traffic system in and out of Don Mueang Airport A bridge connecting the Don Mueang Tollway with roads within Don Mueang Airport will be built, inbound and outbound, at 2 additional points, and the traffic lanes in front of the passenger building will be upgraded to 6 lanes. , along with improvements to the southern exit, to reduce traffic congestion within Don Mueang Airport and on Vibhavati Rangsit Road.
Progress is currently being designed. and Section 43 of the Joint Investment Law 2019, to be proposed by the Committee and from the AOT's initial discussions with the Tan Mueang Tollway Public Company Limited, the private sector has no problem in expanding its connection to Tan Mueang Airport with the principle of investment separation. Proportions. AOT will invest within the airport fence according to the scope of work in each sector area. The Tan Mueang tollway system will have a link road (light) to support cars coming in and out of the airport directly. This will greatly help in solving the traffic problem on Vibhavati Rangsit road. Tan Muang Phase 3 will be completed concurrently with the preparation of the operating range.
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