Krabi Airport set to open on July 10

KRABI: The new Krabi Airport will open on July 10, a spokesman for the Department of Aviation said on Friday. The opening ceremony will “probably” be performed by Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai, though this has yet to be confirmed. The spokesman confirmed that four airlines are preparing to provide scheduled services to the new airport. Starting July 11, THAI will operate three Boeing 737-400 flights a week, each capable of carrying 149 passengers. These flights will leave Bangkok on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:15 am, arriving at Krabi at 11:35. Return flights will depart at 12:10 pm, arriving in the capital at 1:30 pm. PB Air and Angel Air plan to operate five joint flights a week from Bangkok, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, using a 30-seat Dornier aircraft. Starting date and flight times have yet to be confirmed. Bangkok Airways plans to begin flights in October.

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