Four months after opening the $4 billion Suvarnabhumi airport, Thailand's military-appointed government said that flaws at the facility had forced it to reopen the old airport, Don Muang, for some flights. Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont made the announcement Tuesday after the government's weekly cabinet meeting but did not say airlines will use the old facility. Some in the airline industry complained about the decision. "I'm so shocked by the news," said Preyanan Mongkolsri, head of international public relations for Thai Airways. "We've extended the hand of cooperation at every turn, but as usual we haven't been consulted," said Brian Sinclair-Thompson, president of the Board of Airline Representatives in Thailand.
International Herald Tribune