Not good news.
Hmmm, I don't know. I've flown in and out four times in the last eight weeks. Never a problem. And am in and out about quarterly. You do see some long lines for the big flights out, but I've never seen a big flight with hundreds of passengers without a long line - anywhere in the world. At least not for us in econo-class . . .
Same old problems since they opened, corruption at the root of it all as usual! I am guessing it will ever be the same in Thailand.
Really concerning. As I mentioned in a previous post, my brother had a chat to an engineer at opening of Suvarnabhumi in 20006. The engineer at that time mentioned to him that the runway won't last. I am scheduled to land at BKK in 13 days and be at Suvarnabhumi again 8 days later for my flight out. Hope all goes well.
It was reported as sinking a few years ago , hence the name "swampy"
Built on a cobra swamp - this is why they continuously are having cracked runways. Ground is not stable.
It sounds like there is no way to fix this problem if it's the actual foundations that are compromised. and probably no money to build another airport.... At some point, there could be an extremely serious problem ... - well, there already is! but I certainly wouldn't want to be landing on a runway that opens up into a sinkhole - that's a scary thought.
I have to say that when I was there 6 weeks ago the service was great, I was worried about delays and long immigration lines but it was one of the quickest transits I've had, luggage was quick, no lines at immigration, security or check in, but i do no that that isn't the case as we've read some pretty awful horror stories here.
Doom and gloom sells newspapers. The Sky is Falling! sells even more.