BANGKOK, 18 January 2017: Thailand’s Minister of Transport has assigned Aeronautical Radio of Thailand to raise the standard of aviation and boost flights to 2.7 million by 2032.
Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith met with executives of AEROTHAI to present his policy guidelines on the overhaul of the Thai aviation industry, that aims to increase flights , annually, by nine to 10%.
The minister noted the country was served by 909,000 flights and that should increase to 1 million this year and double to 2 million by 2027.
The company claimed it would use Heathrow Airport as a business model for developing Thai airports. The London airport suffers from air traffic congestion and is awaiting a new runway. Its multiple terminals are overcrowded and transfers between terminals inconvenient.
Singapore’s Changi, recognised as the world’s best airport by various ranking agencies, would have been a better model to copy.
AEROTHAI is tasked with the challenge of upgrading personnel and equipment in a bid to minimize flight delays and boost the country’s capacity to 2.7 million flights per year by 2032.
(Source: National News Bureau of Thailand)