Suvarnabhumi airport now back to full operation

Suvarnabhumi International Airport has opened its east runway for service after it was closed for maintenance for two months, beginning March 3-May 2.

Airport Authority of Thailand's (AOT) Suvarnabhumi International Airport general manager Sirote Duangratana said maintenance on the northern end of the airport's east runway was completed two days ahead of schedule.

The east runway is now operating at normal capacity � two runways servicing 68 flights per hour, he said.

The reopening followed an inspection and safety tests of the runway yesterday.

He said the completion of the maintenance work meant all aircraft, including the super jumbo Airbus A380, can use the east runway as usual.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)