Construction is more than 85% complete at Betong airport, scheduled to open in June 2020. (Photo from Betong Airport Facebook page)The Department of Airports is in talks with Bangkok Airways and Nok Air about operating flights between Don Mueang airport in Bangkok and a new airport in Betong district of Yala province, due to open in June next year. The new airport may also serve regional flights to and from neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore as many tourists from those countries might take direct flights to Betong, he said. It was also seen as another way to help develop the troubled border provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat. Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Co has begun preparing to install air traffic control equipment and train tower staff, the minister said.
Source: Bangkok Post May 18, 2019 12:45 UTC