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Byline: The Nation.
This Wednesday, the Cabinet will be hard-pressed to decide if Bangkok should have one or two airports.
The decision will be tough, but it will set the policy-making benchmark for Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's three-month-old administration.
In theory, Bangkok will be best served
by the one-airport policy, meaning Suvarnabhumi should be used as the only aviation gateway with key domestic connections. Don Mueang should be kept as a secondary airport or centre for aviation-related facilities.
However, the airport hub policy has not played out like it should have ever since the US$3.5 billion-plus (Bt124 …