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Thailand Unveils Ambitious Plan to Become Aviation Hub by 2030


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1 hour ago, jonclark said:

Laat week it was a classic car hub...now its an aviation hub. 

Earlier in the year is was a wellness hub, and a medical hub, lasy year it was a connection hub,  a coffee hub, a food hub, a logistics hub, a distribution hub ....argh my head hurts.

 

Thailand; a Jack of all trades and master of none. 

 

 

 

The only Hubs that Thailand is truely the king of is the hub of boom boom, the hub of cheap holidays, the hub of street food and the hub of making claim to be every hub under the sun....

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Nothing wrong with trying to be a hub but look at all the places you could define as hubs and think about how they have become so. Short of being a natural destination (Heathrow, CDG etc) what makes them special.

In the case of the Middle Eastern hubs they established mega international airlines. Can Thailand do this? Maybe.. Singapore a much smaller country has but it has taken them 50 years of superior (expensive) performance.

Can it be like Schipol that is a world hub with a less than stellar national airline (KLM)?

Then there is the Air Asia play. How does this work if KL is a competing hub for Air Asia.

Finally how does Thailand deal with competing hubs in China and soon India.

Perhaps just start small and make the airport as welcoming as Changi and please never build a dysfunctional airport/shopping complex like KLIA2.

One way might be to make Bangkok the hub for a number of very fast trains to neighbouring countries. Probably way too expensive but imagine if Bangkok was connected by rail to Kolkata for instance

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3 hours ago, jonclark said:

Laat week it was a classic car hub...now its an aviation hub. 

Earlier in the year is was a wellness hub, and a medical hub, lasy year it was a connection hub,  a coffee hub, a food hub, a logistics hub, a distribution hub ....argh my head hurts.

 

Thailand; a Jack of all trades and master of none. 

 

 

Dont forget the hub of taxes!

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All these Thai hubs must be great for employment: ** People to dream up the many hub ideas ** People to create the actual hub ** People to work in the hub ** People to explain why the hub idea didn't get off the ground, Being the hub of hubs presents endless opportunities, NEXT

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The promised "Bird-flu Pandemic" will drive a stake though the heart of Thai tourism as well as any plans to be the "hub" of anything.

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No harm in a plan, I suppose.  The present PM will be long gone before the PM of the day has to explain why Thailand is not yet the hub of hubs....

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1 hour ago, John Drake said:

So two separate terminals miles apart? That's going to be like Kuala Lumpur where I've twice been dropped at the wrong terminal.

 

That's been part of the Suvarnabhumi master plan from the beginning - supposedly the two terminals will be linked by one or more rail lines.

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