Following the Covid-19 outbreak, the Thai Ministry of Transport has declared that Bangkok’s international airports would be expanded to accommodate the surge in passenger traffic.
Airports of Thailand Plc plans to seek bids for the development of Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang International Airport early next year, as reported by Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob.
Saksayam said that AOT will be soliciting bids to build a new passenger terminal on the eastern side of Suvarnabhumi International Airport, at a cost of 10 billion Thai baht. Two additional passenger terminals, one to the west of the main terminal and one to the north, are planned as part of Suvarnabhumi’s future expansion, which is the subject of a master plan now under development.
Meanwhile, the AOT plans to solicit bids for the 36 billion baht third phase of the Don Mueang airport development.
According to the minister, the AOT board of directors may expect to see the construction proposal in March of 2023. Once it has been approved, it will be sent to the Council for National Economic and Social Development for scrutiny before being presented to the Cabinet for final approval.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024, with bidding scheduled to begin in the middle of 2023.