Airports of Thailand (AOT) has provided alternative road maps to and from Don Mueang airport to get around traffic problems caused by the demonstration beginning on January 13.
Passengers are also advised to reach the airport three hours in advance for international flight check-in and two hours for domestic to ensure smooth departures.
Don Mueang general manager Chaturongkapon Sodmanee said there are alternative roads to Don Mueang airport which the travelling public are advised to take if the two main roads - Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road and the Don Mueang Tollway - became problematic.
From the inner Bangkok, the public should take Chaeng Watana Expressway, exiting at Sri Saman, then heading towards Song Prabha road till its end, turning left to Cherd Wuthakat road, straight on till a three-way junction, turning right crossing the railway tracks to take the U-turn bridge where the sign of Don Mueang can be seen, onward to get into the in-bound Vibhavadi Rangsit road and to get to the airport through ``Tor Dor Mor 3'' and ``Tor Do Mor 4'' channels.
The other access to the airport is through the out-bound Kanchanapisek Road heading towards Bang Pa-In, keeping left to exit at Lamlukka. Then, follow the Phaholyothin sign to get to the Lamlukka Road for about 400 metres, turning left to cross a canel. At the end of the road, turn left and taking a U-turn with the ``Rangsit'' sign, keeping left to enter Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road before taking “Entrance 3” and “Entrance 4'' channels.
In addition, Don Mueang Airport has set aside areas within the cargo terminals and the 5-storey car park (situated between cargo terminals #2 and #3 with the capacity of 1,500 cars) where members of the public affected by the demonstration can park their vehicles for free.
AOT has coordinated with the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) to also provide free regular shuttle bus services between the cargo terminals to Don Mueang train station to offer an alternative transportation mode to get into and out of inner Bangkok.
For information and assistance, call Don Mueang Coordinating Centre at 02 535 3861.