The Airports of Thailand (AoT) is accelerating the construction of Suvarnabhumi Airport’s second phase in order to accommodate the increased passenger count, which is expected to reach an annual figure of 60 million in 5 years’ time.
AoT President Anirut Thanomkulbutr has revealed that the first phase of the national airport has the capacity to hold 45 million passengers per year. However, the total passenger count in 2011 has soared to 48 million while it is expected to reach 51 million this year.
The second phase of Suvarnabhumi Airport, worth 62.5 billion baht, is scheduled to be completed by 2017. The expansion is expected to increase the airport’s passenger capacity to 60 million persons per year.
Meanwhile, the AoT has recently signed a contract with EPM Consortium who will be in charge of the management of the Suvarnabhumi Airport’s second phase during 2012-2018.