Airport Will Almost Double Capacity

 | Thu 17 Mar 2016 07:40 ICT

CityNews – 17th March 2016, Group Captain Visutr Chantana, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Chiang Mai International Airport announced plans to build a new four storey passenger terminal to support up to 17 million passengers per year.

Plans include building a new passenger terminal as well as more bay for planes. The old terminal to the south will be used as a domestic terminal, though we are yet to be given details of where each terminal will be exactly. Currently the airport can support up to 8.3 million passengers per year, so this new terminal will nearly double the airport’s capacity.

There are also plans afoot to operate the airport 24 hours a day though Group Captain Visutr says that he will organise a public hearing before making such decisions.