Budget airlines to move to Don Muang?
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Mar 19, 2012 3:18 AM Last Post By: keirsek
Mar 16, 2012 4:10 AM
Budget airlines to move to Don Muang?Saw this article on the Nation's website today - http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Budget-air-to-fly-from-Don-Mueang-30178092.html. Apparently, Yingluck has ordered that all low-cost airlines move to Don Mueang Airport to improve air and runway traffic at Suvarnabhumi.
I know this kind of thing has been touted before, any views on whether this will actually go ahead as it's going to be a pain in the backside if it does!
Mar 16, 2012 4:20 AM
1Before the floods a couple of budget airlines were operating from DM quite happily. I don't see what the big deal is. Most major cities have more than one major airport. Why should Thailand be any different?
It may serve to keep Newin in his place as well...
Mar 16, 2012 6:43 AM
Mar 16, 2012 8:28 AM
3The sooner the better in my opinion. Immigration provision in BKK is totally broken - crazy waiting at many times of the day. It might be better for the people who work there but the passenger experience is crap. Swampy's been open what... 5 or 6 years now and it's getting worse by the year. I always preferred Don Muang - at least the place is built on a human scale... If the Budget Carriers move out there it will be better for everyone - unless you have a connection to make.
Mar 16, 2012 9:53 AM
Mar 16, 2012 9:59 AM
5Hey, if it keeps the routes open and the budget airlines flying, then I'm happy! It won't be too much of a hassle getting between the two, or getting from one or the other into Bangkok, taxis are readily available and I'm sure they'll set up a shuttle service or something. They have a similar set up in KL for example, and it works just fine.
Mar 16, 2012 10:05 AM
Mar 16, 2012 10:23 AM
7Hacky, what difference does it make really? I've been to some amazing airports, and some pretty crap ones too, but as long as I get to my destination I don't care, I get through as quickly as I can and I'm on my travels! The most important thing for me is that if this move keeps budget airlines or routes open, and fares low, (with the alternative being airlines like AA pulling out altogether like they have with the UK and NZ) or even encourages competition and growth leading to more or even cheaper flights, then the airport can be a bloke checking your passport in a shed for all I care! (Sorry! That wasn't meant to sound so sarcastic, lol).
Mar 16, 2012 10:56 AM
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Mar 19, 2012 12:37 AM
Mar 19, 2012 1:33 AM
Mar 19, 2012 3:18 AM
13"Yes, I must have missed that.
I'm actually at Swampy at the moment, waiting in between flights and I have to say it is really busy - busier than I have ever seen since it's opening. Based on my observations today I can say that it must be quite close to capacity. "
Just like you missed the actual information of this situation. As TBL said it's way over capacity.
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