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Suvarnabhumi adds six gates to handle peak international traffic

3 Dec 2010

Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok has assigned six gates in Concourse A, which is normally used for domestic flights, to handle international services during the heavy late-night passenger traffic.

Applying the “swing gate” concept, the additional gates serve international flights between 2100 and 0400 and then revert to handling domestic traffic during normal operating hours. The gates in Concourse A can accommodate aircraft as large as Boeng B747-400s and Airbus A340-600s.

According to the Airports of Thailand (AOT), Suvarnabhumi originally had a total 39 contact gates spread across five concourses from C to G to handle the peak hours of international flights mostly bound for Europe.

AOT adapted the swing gate concept three years ago by opening gates at Concourse B, which are assigned to domestic flights, to late-night international flights. With the addition of six gates at Concourse A, Thailand’s main gateway now has a total of 51 contact gates during the peak hours of international flights.

For more information, visit www.suvarnabhumiairport.com

Alisha Haridasani

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