September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
21 November 2022, Hilton London Metropole
BANGKOK”S futuristic Suvarnabhumi Airport is still a long way from opening, although the first official (for that read political) flight took place last September. A source at the Transport Ministry said the new airport could not meet the July opening schedule because many construction jobs were late, which held up operational tests. Corruption and mismanagement are being stated as the largest cause of delay for a project that is seriously late. The joint venture led by Italian-Thai Development Plc claims that changes to specifications are the main impediment to the operational opening. A target of 30m passengers per year was published but it seems that the government has pushed this up to 45m. The July target opening is unlikely to be met.