Transport infrastructure and facilities

Airports and air travel

Mekong Countries Pin Development Hopes on Airport Progress

Following three years of pandemic restrictions, Thailand’s eastern seaboard gateway—U-Tapao airport—has returned to the spotlight after deputy government spokesperson Tipanan Sirichana recently said expansion plans would commence in early 2023. Earmarked as an “Aviation City” in 2017, the $8.8 billion mega airport project will occur ...

Jennifer Meszaros

Construction of Long Thanh Airport Commences This WeekSaigoneer

The massive project in Dong Nai Province will relieve pressure on Tan Son Nhat once completed. Tuoi Tre reports that a groundbreaking ceremony for Long Thanh International Airport was held yesterday morning. The project’s first phase will cost US$4.6 billion and is expected to be completed in 2025. This ...


New Industrial Estate to Link Isaan with Mekong Nations

A new industrial estate, currently under construction in northeastern Thailand, is primarily designed as a logistics and freight forwarding center in connection with neighboring countries, confirmed a senior government official on Monday. The industrial estate in Udon Thani province, which is now 50 percent complete and ...

Xinhua News Agency

Study to shed light on air connectivity in Mekong region

New research will soon shed light on the challenges and opportunities in boosting the number of air links between Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and China. Carried out as part of the Mekong Lancang Cooperation Framework, the study, which was launched in April and is expected to ...

Chinese Gaining Influence over Foreign Airports

China’s economic weight and influence continue to effect change in the air transport industry as a growing number of Chinese firms look beyond its borders for investment opportunities in foreign airports. The most recent wave of outbound investment appears some 30 miles outside Cambodia’s tourist ...

Don Mueang airport upgrade to be gauged

Don Mueang airport will propose a 2.2-billion-baht renovation project for its old domestic terminal to the Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) for consideration next month, general manager Suthirawat Suwannawat said. Keep reading ...

Five Reasons Air Travel Is Booming in the Greater Mekong Subregion

The Greater Mekong Subregion is one of the fast-growing markets for air transport services today.[] Bangkok is still the busiest aviation hub in the subregion, followed by Kunming, said the report. It notes that more airports are being connected to international destinations because of Open ...

Greater Mekong Subregion

Mekong region sees airports as the way forward

Tourism and aviation analysts are discussing methods to deliver dynamic growth to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), which is home to more than 20 airlines and serves more than 250 million travellers a year.Across the region, 12 airports can each service more than 10 million ...

Suchat Sritama

ASEAN to smoothen land, sea and air movements between member states

Speaking at the opening of the Asean Transport Ministers Meeting on Thursday (Oct 12), Mr Teo said that on Friday, ministers from the 10 member states will be signing an Asean Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-Border Transport of Passengers by Road Vehicles (CBTP). Keep ...

Christopher Tan

Aviation red flag removed against Thailand, airline shares jump

The U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization has removed a red flag against Thailand over safety concerns, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand said on Monday, sending shares in Thai airlines sharply higher. Keep reading   ...

Reuter News Staff

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