To expand the low-cost terminal at DMK Airport, Airports of Thailand will invest $1.08 billion.
An expansion of the low-cost carrier terminal at Bangkok’s Don Meuang Airport will cost THB 36.8 billion ($1.08 billion), according to Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT), a state-owned firm that runs six airports throughout Thailand (DMK).
The growth occurs at a time when a number of new airlines have sprung up in Southeast Asia, mainly in Vietnam and Thailand, with Really Cool Airlines of Thailand being the most recent.
The extension will expand the DMK airport’s handling capacity from 30 million passengers per year to 40 million, according to a statement from AOT obtained by the Bangkok Post. Construction on the new terminal is scheduled to start this year and is anticipated to last until 2029.
According to AOT, the project will “raise national income overall, including income from tourism, money from service sectors associated to tourism.”
The upgrade, according to the airport management, also included 11 jet bridges and 12 aircraft parking stands.
The project will also involve the development of the airport’s northern side, which will contain offices and VIP lounges in addition to the expansion of the northern concourse and the renovation of aircraft parking spaces.