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A large number of tourists have started to use the U Ta Phao International Airport in Rayong as a result of the government’s policy to develop it as the country’s third international commercial airport.
Arrival and departure passenger halls of the airport on Sunday were bustling with both Thai and foreign tourists who were waiting to be on board domestic and international flights. Tourists, flights and airlines now use the airport more following the government’s policy as well as the airport’s physical and geographical advantages.
The airport is being developed to have 49 bays and two aviation bridges which meet international standards. The airport will also cooperate with immigration checkpoints in preparation for its service expansion. It is expected to accommodate more than 62,000 flights a year and three million passengers a year.
The airport is scheduled to provide full commercial services at the end of this year after its systems are tested.