Sunday, March 3, 2013

Don Mueang International Airport

Bangkok, Thailand





















Background:

From a distance Don Mueang International looks like any other midsize airport. However, smack-dab in the midst of the runways is an 18-hole golf coursework. 

Why It is Unique:
Schreckengast, who has worked on consulting projects at this airport, says of the major issues is that the only taxiways were located at the finish of the runways. "We recommended that they build an additional taxiway in the middle, from side to side, & they said absolutely not, that will take out a green & fairway.'" The airport & the coursework were originally an all-military operation, but have since opened up to commercial traffic. Security threats, however, have limited the public's access to the greens.

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