The Thai government Thursday insisted that Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi International Airport would start commercial operation on Sept. 28.
Government Spokesman Surapong Suebwonglee said caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin called a meeting of government agencies concerned with the airport to find out its construction's progress.
The two-hour meeting concluded that the airport would begin commercial operation as scheduled on Sept. 28.
Surapong said the government would have to seek a royal advice from His Majesty the King on the date for official opening ceremony.
The Suvarnabhumi International Airport, 30 km southeast of Bangkok, will be Thailand's biggest international airport.