Wednesday, September 20, 2006

AOT Temporarily Freezes Fees at Suvarnabhumi in Thailand

Airports of Thailand uses fee exemptions to lure airlines into early landing at the new airport early, while not giving the date for increasing rates. Airports of Thailand has officially announced Suvarnabhumi Airport’s charges for landing, take off, aircraft parking and passenger fees will remain at the same rate as at Don Muang Airport, beginning on 28 September. The exact date for increasing the fees has not yet been given, but it could be around March or April 2007.

The announcement was made by AOT president

Chotisak Asapaviriya, who added that to persuade airlines to operate commercial flights to and from Suvarnabhumi before 28 September, AOT will exempt them from landing, takeoff, parking, check-in counter, ramp and flight announcement fees for all flights operating at the new airport from 1 to 27 September.


will also provide two fee exemptions for every flight an airline operates to the new airport during 1 to 27 September. These can be used after Suvarnabhumi officially opens on 28 September, but the flight must be in the same category as those used to acquire the exemption, and be of the same maximum takeoff weight as mentioned in the airport’s guidelines.


The passenger service charge will also remain unchanged at Bt500 increasing to Bt700, February 2007, when the charge will be included in the ticket. Domestic passenger service charge will increase at the same time from Bt50 to Bt100 at the same time.

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