AOT approves building second airports for Chiang Mai, Phuket
The Airports of Thailand board of directors on Wednesday approved the construction of second airports for Chiang Mai and Phuket with a combined budget of Bt120 billion.
Each new airport is budgeted at Bt60 billion, said AOT president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, with construction beginning in 2019 and completed no later than 2025.
Though named Second Chiang Mai International Airport, the facility would be built in Lamphun’s Ban Thi district. And the Second Phuket International Airport would l be built in Phang Nga’s Ban Khok Kruad district.
The new airports would be about 20 to 30 kilometres distant from the first airports, Nitinai added.