Bangkok Airport Prepares To Reopen after Floods

 - January 4, 2012, 5:30 AM

Bangkok FBO MJets hopes that operations at Don Mueang Airport could resume by early February, following serious flooding that has closed it since late October. According to MJets, the airport, has been dry since early December and clean up work has been under way for several weeks at the MJets FBO. It may take until May to get all repairs complete. During the flooding crisis, the company has been able to provide handling for aircraft using Utapao Airport in Pattaya, some 100 miles southeast of the city.

Don Mueang is a former U.S. Air Force base and its basic infrastructure appears to have withstood the flooding fairly well. One key issue before the runways reopen will be ensuring that the instrument landing system is safely functioning again.