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    Rayong: Residents draw the line against U-Tapao Airport noise nightmare

    Nearly 500 households in Ban Chang district, Rayong, united against the U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya International Airport expansion. The bone-rattling aircraft noise has reached a fever pitch, and tensions are soaring as authorities remain deaf to their pleas. The community, armed with determination, has drawn the line with an imminent demonstration at U-Tapao Airport. Chawalit Romruen, the headman of the Samnakthon sub-district, alongside Prasert…

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    Don Mueang Airport expansion planned, while U-Tapao stalls

    Airports of Thailand (AOT) has announced its plans to expand Don Mueang International Airport’s low-cost terminal, while U-Tapao Airport’s expansion faces delays. The expansion of Bangkok’s secondary airport aims to increase passenger capacity and bolster tourism income for the country. Don Mueang’s expansion project has a budget of 36.8 billion baht and is set to begin this year. But the…

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    Driver furious with BKK shopping mall after foreigner accidentally causes damage to her car | GMT

    Driver furious with Bangkok shopping mall after foreigner accidentally causes damage to her car. Bangkok BTS Skytrain fares to increase next year. Cabinet seems to have ignored the 4 am nightlife proposal. 1st phase of the U-tapao revamp faces delay. – all are coming up today. Check out other news or watch a news report on Thaiger’s youtube channel

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    Bangkok Airways resumes flights from U-Tapao to Phuket and Koh Samui

    Next month, Bangkok Airways will resume flights from the U-Tapao–Rayong–Pattaya International Airport to Phuket and Koh Samui. The Phuket – U-Tapao flights will resume on December 2 while the Samui – U-Tapao will start back up on December 15. Flights between Phuket and U-Tapao with an ATR72-600 aircraft will run on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays with outbound flights from the…

  • Transport News

    U-Tapao airport halts commercial flights due to Covid-19 outbreak

    Commercial flights in and out of U-Tapao International Airport are suspended for the rest of the month due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Rayong and Chon Buri, which are classified as “red zone” provinces under maximum control. The domestic flights, which include flights to the popular destinations Phuket and Chiang Mai, could be suspended longer if the coronavirus situation in…

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    Thailand News Today | STV updates, fuel tanker explodes, 19 dead in Viet typhoon | October 29

    Daily TV news, in English. Everything you need to know in around 5 minutes. Keep up to date on The Thaiger. “Pattaya Model” to focus on Special Tourist Visa visitors from China and Russia Firstly the Phuket Model, now the Pattaya Model as the eastern seaboard city wants to cash in on the new Special Tourist Visa scheme to help…

  • Economy News

    U-tapao and Eastern Airport City deal officially signed

    The deal for a public/private partnership for the U-tapao International Airport and Eastern Airport City projects has been officially signed. The agreement is between the Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand and U-tapao International Aviation Company. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired the signing ceremony yesterday at Government House. The deal is for a major infrastructure project to upgrade U-tapao, which serves…

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    U-Tapao airport maintenance facility going ahead despite obstacles

    U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International airport is going ahead with its proposed Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul project, despite Thai Airways entering bankruptcy, according to the secretary general of the Eastern Economic Corridor Office. The 11 billion baht project to has already been approved by the Cabinet and a contract is expected to be signed in June. “In early June, project owner the…

  • Transport News

    Thai High Speed Railway linking airports now to be signed off on October 25

    The State Railway of Thailand and the Charoen Pokphand Group-led consortium are putting pen to paper and signing the contract for the high-speed train project on October 25. The much-discussed high speed railway will link Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-Tapao international airports. The new SRT board was approved by the Thai cabinet today. Deputy PM Anutin Charnvirakul says he is…

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    Three-airport high-speed train project stumbles forward

    One of the delayed Thai high-speed rail projects is now closer to being inked by the State Railway of Thailand and CP Holding’s joint venture, once an agreement on some key details of the public-private partnership project are reached. The new railway service will connect Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang international airports, with U-Tapao in Rayong, serving Pattaya and the…