Bangkok's Two Airport State Of Confusion
In the latest episode of He Said, She Said the Prime Minister has put forth a plan to relocate budget carriers to Don Muang Airport from Suvarnabhumi.
Growing traffic at Suvarnabhumi Airport is being cited as the main driver with long ques and flight delays.
Two of the largest carriers which would be affected are AirAsia and Bangkok Airways. Given the large number of international passengers that both airlines cater to the move could be disastrous to the country's tourism market.
In a continued flip flop of policy the government seems reluctant to create a longer term solution for the efficiency issues at Survarnabhumi, and is only looking for a quick band-aid solution.
For travel and hospitality onlookers the situation clearly shows the lack of a clear cut tourism master plan for Thailand.