THAI spends Bt100 million in Suvarnabhumi Airport move
Thai Airways International Plc. (THAI) will spend around
Bt100 million in moving its operations base from Bangkok International
Airport (Don Muang) to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Speaking after a meeting last week among concerned agencies to facilitate
the move, Deputy Transport Minister Gen. Chainant Charoensiri said that THAI
would need several thousand truck trips to move its base from Don Muang to
“THAI must transfer all its aeronautical, catering, office and other
equipment to Suvarnabhumi Airport with 3,000 transport trips,” he said,
adding that the move would intensify in the lead up to the new airport’s
official opening in September.
The national flag carrier has hired private companies such as DHL and Total
Logistics, which have expertise in conveyance to help move its facilities,
the deputy minister said. (TNA)
Siam Paragon establishes events arm
Siam Paragon Development Co, operator of Bangkok’s
largest shopping complex, has signalled its intention to grab a bigger slice
of the meetings and events pie with the announcement it has set up a new
subsidiary to handle the lucrative market.
Royal Paragon Enterprise Co will be responsible for organising events and
marketing Siam Paragon as one of the region’s leading shopping
Siam Paragon Development chairman, Mr Charnchai Charuvastr, said the
400-million-baht (US$10.5 million) Royal Paragon Hall, with a space of
12,000m2 on the fifth floor of the shopping complex, could host exhibitions,
trade fairs and special events.
He said: “We want to create exposure for our venue among incentive tour
groups, because they have high purchasing power. If there is an incentive
tour twice a month at Siam Paragon Hall, spending at Siam Paragon will
increase an extra 10 per cent.” (TTG)