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Thailand to double airport capacity, surpassing Singapore's Changi

Airport high-speed railway could draw China-Japan investment, says minister

Thai Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the new U-tapao airport will handle up to 60 million passengers per year when its 20-year renovation is complete. (Photo by Hiroshi Kotani)

BANGKOK -- Thailand is embarking on a building spree that promises to more than double the passenger capacity of airports in and around Bangkok, propelling the Thai capital past regional hub Singapore by that measure.

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