Southeast Asia | Military airbase set for commercial take-off in Thailand

Military airbase set for commercial take-off in Thailand

The ruling junta's planned conversion of U-Tapao airfield into a commercial aviation hub underscores the rising role of the military in economic affairs

Rayong, June 6, 2017 3:21 PM (UTC+8)
An airplane takes off from Bangkok's main Suvarnabhumi airport in Thailand. The military government plans to upgrade its U-Tapao airfield into a thriving commercial hub. Photo: AFP Forum
An airplane takes off from Bangkok's main Suvarnabhumi airport in Thailand. The military government plans to upgrade its U-Tapao airfield into a thriving commercial hub. Photo: AFP Forum
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