Domestic flights in Thailand will begin operations out of Terminal 1 at Don Muang Airport next week. The Airports of Thailand (AoT) has concluded a THB13 million refurbishment project at Bangkok’s old airport. Nok air, Orient Thai, Solar Air and Thai Regional Airlines will shift operations to the terminal on 1 August.
Following renovations, floor space at Terminal 1 has increased by 40%, creating more space for passengers and retail outlets. The terminal will be divided in to two parts, serving domestic flights across Thailand and international charter flights. The move means an increase in passenger capacity for domestic travel to 10 million passengers per year.
The other areas of the Don Muang Airpirt will be reserved for other AoT commercial projects. According to the Bangkok Post, these include a maintenance centre for small and medium-sized aircraft, a flight-simulator training centre, a logistics centre, a warehouse for equipment and aircraft spare parts, a duty-free zone for imported luxury products such as cars to facilitate international exhibitions, and an exhibition centre.