Thailand raises charges at new airport

Thailand’s airport authorities have told airlines that they can choose not to use the soon-to-be-opened Suvarnabhumi International Airport if they are not happy with the charges. Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) president Chotisak Asapaviriya told the Bangkok Post newspaper that the state body was not prepared to yield under pressure to delay or reduce the charges which would be effective from Oct 1, two days after the scheduled opening of the 155 billion baht airport.