31-May-2010 10:56 AM

AirAsia calls for LCCT at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport

AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes, called on Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) to develop an LCCT at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (Bangkok Post, 31-May-2010). Mr Fernandes stated the development of Don Mueng would assist the country in attracting tourists back after recent political issues. He added the development of such a terminal at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport would take too long. The CEO also stated AoT’s passenger service charge should be reduced from USD21.50 (THB700) to USD7.70 (THB250) for LCCs, to assist the tourism recovery. AirAsia is the second largest carrier at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport in terms of passenger numbers.