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Aerospace & Defense

Thailand to hold first-ever air show, challenging Singapore

Event delayed to 2027 over COVID; economic impact topping $240m expected

Thailand's first airshow will be held at the U-Tapao airport in the Eastern Economic Corridor. (Source photos by Reuters and Takaki Kashiwabara)

BANGKOK -- Thailand's first-ever air show will be held in 2027 at the U-Tapao airport in the Eastern Economic Corridor, pushed back from the originally anticipated 2023 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Having this first Thailand International Airshow will open a new dimension in many aspects, such as promoting Thailand as a center for aerospace exhibition and trade," said Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau president, on Tuesday.

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