Airport VTBS needs inputting Dan/Mark


#1

This needs changing. The old Bangkok airport code is now dead and this is the new one - VTBS/BKK.

See THA8910/8911/8912 for examples.


#2

The old AND airport code are VTBS/BKK. What happened was that they moved the codes from the old airport to the new one, just like they did when Denver’s Stapleton Airport was closed.


#3

Damiross, please keep quiet when you don’t know what you’re talking about. The old Bangkok airport was VTBD. :unamused: Hence why the new one needs inputting as this site uses the ICAO identifiers rather than the IATA ones.


#4

I just did a Jeppesen revision for Bangkok yesterday in which the ICAO and IATA codes were updated for both airports. I can’t say as I remember what the change was, but the old airport is still being revised so maybe they plan on keeping it open. Or Thai Airways still has a few airplanes in the hangar that need to be moved, dunno.

John


#5

The 3 letter code remains as [(http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/bangkok/)]BKK](([airport-technology.com/projects/bangkok/) so it was only logical to presume the ICAO code stayed the same.


#6

ICAO and IATA are two completely different organizations. How is that logical?


#7

2 examples: When Denver and Hong Kong opened new airports, both the IATA and the ICAO codes remained the same (DEN/KDEN and HKG/VHHH respectively), although I will admit that in the case of these two the old airports closed. However, in the case of Kuala Lumpur (KUL/WMKK), the new airport received the old airport’s (Subang International Airport -now Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport) codes.


#8

Old code VTBD/BKK new code VTBS/BKK.

Dave


#9

Yes, we know! The point of the post was to alert Dan/Mark to the change so that the airport would appear instead of just VTBS.