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U-Tapao International Airport ready for commercial flights

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U Ta Phao airport ready for commercial flights

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RAYONG, 21 March 2016 (NNT) - 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.

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Ready as in; we tared the runways anew, now let's get that money flowing.

I wonder if they are really ready and have had safety inspections from all international agencies

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Well if it is ready to join the ranks of Thai International airports, does that mean they now have long lines of not so well behaved Chinese tourists or were they there already?

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U tha Pao or something like that is just the English transliteration from Thai. So don't complaint Thais for this.

if they want 3 million passengers a year, they better make up their mind. I don't care what they choose but when I type it into Google map or my car GPS I would like to have a correct answer.

Shangai is also not written Changai or Shankay.

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Ready as in; we tared the runways anew, now let's get that money flowing.

I wonder if they are really ready and have had safety inspections from all international agencies

Only the Chinese inspection agency was on site and fed prawns for lunch, it was glorious.

555! That comment could've actually been made by Chuck Sheen

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Used it a few times and it's been cheaper than Suvarnabhumi for flights to Singapore. Certainly a lot more convenient when leaving from Jomtien!

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It has been spelled U-Tapao since the mid 60s. The spelling variations have some form many doifferent points of view on correct English transliterations. For example, Jomtien has been seen as Chomtian, Chom Tian, Chomtien. The sign on the aiport terminal should be good enough for all. Use the IATA ~ UTP.

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U Ta Phao or U-Tapao?

Very confusing when trying to find specific things about Thailand on the internet. Thais really need to take grammar more seriously.

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There is an official Thai transliteration scheme. Blame the newspapers and government officials if they don't use it. Don't expect the average Joe Thai to even know it exists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Thai_General_System_of_Transcription

A short history of the development of the Romanization ofThai .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanization_of_Thai

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