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Suvarnabhumi back to full capacity after runway maintenance 


Airlines have resumed using both runways of Suvarnabhumi International Airport after maintenance on the northern end of the airport's east runway was completed two days ahead of schedule. 

The reopening of the east runway means to airport is again operating at normal capacity - two runways servicing 68 flights per hour, Airports of Thailand's (AOT) Suvarnabhumi Airport general manager Sirote Duangratana said. 
The completion of the maintenance work meant all aircraft, including the superjumbo Airbus A380, began using the east runway again from 7am on Monday following an inspection and safety tests, he said.
The work began on March 3.
Sirote said the runway improvement enabled the airport to accommodate increased flights and support the country's growth in air transport.

Published : May 02, 2017

By : The Nation