By The Nation
Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Acting President, said that the scheduled partial closure of runway 01R/19L from March 3 to May 5, 2017 for 60 days will affect aircraft take-off and landing during a period of time.
Normally, air traffic at Suvarnabhumi Airport can be quite congested and the THAI is prepared in case flights are delayed on departure and arrival. Therefore, the THAI anticipates that this may result in some flight delays on departure and arrival.
THAI’s contingency plan ensures flight operation readiness with full consideration for safety, whereby consideration will be made on increasing the amount of jet fuel carried on each flight for the air traffic conditions concerned. Furthermore, the THAI is prepared to use an alternate airport if necessary and has set up an operations center to coordinate and resolve any issues that may arise due to temporary runway repairs.
THAI is fully aware that its passengers may be inconvenienced during this period and staff will be on hand to provide additional assistance to passengers with flight connections. Passengers are advised to spare extra time for connecting flights. Passengers traveling on all THAI flights will be looked after with extra care to ensure maximum comfort and convenience, the airline announced.