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Yala international airport to open in 2020

YALA: Thailand’s southernmost province of Yala is close to having its own airport. The long-awaited Betong International Airport project is expected to complete by next year.

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By National News Bureau of Thailand

Friday 11 May 2018, 09:31AM


Not likely to be anywhere near the scale of Suvarnbhumbi Airport (pictured), but Yala International Airport is expected to help boost some B10 billion into the local economy each year. Photo: NNT

Not likely to be anywhere near the scale of Suvarnbhumbi Airport (pictured), but Yala International Airport is expected to help boost some B10 billion into the local economy each year. Photo: NNT

Betong District Chief Damrong Deesakul disclosed the construction of Betong International Airport would finish by July 2019 and the new airport should be operational in 2020.

Mr Damrong said the government had approved the plan to enlarge the airport by another 80 rai (12.8 hectares) from 920 rai (147.2ha) in accordance with the Triangle of Stability, Prosperity and Sustainability program. Land purchases are in process.

Mr Damrong said the people of Betong had been waiting for the airport for more than 30 years. It is estimated that the airport will see over five million foreign tourists per year, particularly visitors from Malaysia, as the airport will enable those travelling from Betong District to Bangkok to reduce their travel costs significantly.

Yala province is also expected to earn over B10 billion annually when the airport opens.

The Betong District Chief also spoke about a number of new initiatives, such as the setting up of a passport service division in Betong District Office to enable the people to save time, expansion of Road No 410 and the construction of a tunnel and a bypass linking Betong district of Yala province with Pattani province.

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The southernmost district has seen a surge in tourists since the government lifted the emergency decree in March in a move to foster economic and social development.

 

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DeKaaskopp | 11 May 2018 - 16:30:10

An "international "airport is an airport that offers customs and immigration facilities for passengers travelling between countries!Quite simple,but obviously not for those with "Yocto"sized gonads.

Kurt | 11 May 2018 - 13:03:57

It is all like with puffer fish. Make yourself bigger than you really are. 
It does impress. Sometimes.

Rorri_2 | 11 May 2018 - 12:15:53

Why does Thailand name so many airports as "international" does it give them the feeling of bigber gonads.

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