Airports of Thailand will expand Chiang Mai International
Airport ’s runway and aprons to accommodate large aircraft such as the
B747-400, A340-600 and A340-500 used for both domestic and international
services during peak periods. According to AOT, the expansion will involve
land in the neighboring Royal Thai Air Force base.
Chiang Mai International Airport has a 3,100 meter long
and 45 meter wide runway and a parallel taxiway known as the F driveway
2,785 meter long and 240 meter from the runway.
The latest project will leng-then the runway by 300
meters while the taxiway at the northern side of the airport will be
extended by 400 meters.
In the 2004/2006 fiscal years’ plan, AOT will invest at
least one billion baht in Chiang Mai International Airport passenger and