Today's update is about arriving in Kaibesia. For the moment Krung Thanbu International Airport in Don Maneng is still the biggest airport in the country. It's very overcrowded and already borders its limits. For these reasons a new airport is planned and construction will begin soon.
But let's return to KTI:
The airport is base and hub of several airlines, such as KAS (Kaibesian Airline System), the first private airline in Kaibesia, operating the new A 380. Another airline is Kaibesian, the nation's flag-carrier, operating Learjets for domestic service and B 777 for international service and special domestic routes.
The most important domestic destination is Saepenang, the most important international one Bangkok and Tokyo.
On this picture you can see an overview of the airport. As you can see there is a golf course between the two runway, which was meant to be an etablisment for the King. The airport is very close to the coast, for this reason there are several channels, which dewater the once wet field. Another aspect you can see on this picture is the variety of airlines serving Krung Thanbu. From all major Asian carriers to European and US airlines, up to airlines like QANTAS or ANZ!
Another collage of the airport, hope you like it!
"Krung Thanbu Tower, this KL 5011, we're landing down on runway 9 left"
Now I'll just post some more airport shots, some of you may know pictures yet, but I tried to mix up old and new content!
This is the oldest aviation facility, buildt in the 1950s.
Let's fly the new A 380, flight KA boarding to Tokyo!
What a heavy plane! KAS A380 waiting for its all-clear!
Let's get picked up by a air-conditioned taxi and go to Downtow Krung Thanbu!
Kaibesian and Palmair jets! Fly them and you will reach every single landing strip allover the country.
The fire brigade at the airport.
Have a pleasant and send Japan our regards!