Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Thailand's Buriram Airport to add facilities to accommodate more passengers

BURIRAM, 21 August 2017 (NNT) - Buriram province is set to expand its airport to accommodate the increasing number of tourist arrivals. 

Buriram has grown more popular among Thai and foreign tourists due to its beautiful historical sites and sports activities. There will be 4 new aircraft parking stands under the expansion plan which will enable the airport to accommodate 6 180-seat airplanes.

An additional taxiway will be paved while the passenger terminal building will be enlarged to accommodate more passengers.

According to Buriram Airport Director Sommai Chaiyanij, there are currently 6 flights from 2 airlines operating daily between Don Mueang International Airport and Buriram Airport. More than 200,000 passengers visited Buriram airport last year. Once the development is completed, the airport will be able to accommodate 12 flights per day.
-- nnt 2017-08-21

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Where's the captain?' – and other things passengers say to female pilots

Estimates vary, but roughly 3 per cent of pilots worldwide are women - other sources put the figure at four or five - while 6 per cent of the UK’s commercial pilots are women. easyJet, which has 5 per cent female pilots, launched its Amy Johnson Initiative in October 2015 in a bid to increase the percentage of women in its annual pilot intake from 6 per cent to 20 per cent by 2020. It has already doubled the figure to 12 per cent in just 18 months.