The Don Mueang Airport’s Terminal 2 will be renovated to accommodate the growing number of passengers while accelerating the expansion of the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT) executives already announced that up to 3 billion Baht will be spent on the renovation project. This is in a bid to attract more low-cost airlines. The improvement of Terminal 2 of Don Mueang aims to help in reducing congestion at Terminal 1 which is believed to reach its full capacity soon. Since Suvarnabhumi Airport opened in 2006, only Terminal 1 of Don Mueang has been brought back into service while Terminal 2 was left unused. In parallel with the improvement plan for Don Mueang, AOT is also expediting the Phase 2 construction of Suvarnabhumi Airport. After the completion of both projects, the capital’s two airports are expected to have the capacity to serve an estimated 87.5 million passengers a year by 2016.

AOT is currently in talks with the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) to increase the frequency of public buses serving passengers between the two airports. The State Railway of Thailand is also prepared to provide more trains running from Thap Chang and Makkasan Stations to Don Mueang Airport.