Thailand plans to host its first international air show in 2027 as part of its strategy to position and showcase itself as an ASEAN aviation hub.
Thailand's Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the Policy Committee on the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), and Pattaya City have announced plans to host the first Thailand International Air Show. The event, which will take place in 2027 at U-Tapao International Airport in Rayong province, is expected to help Thailand's aviation industry grow by 1.2 trillion baht.
According to the announcement, the upcoming air show will be presided over by TCEB President Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya. He emphasized the importance of holding events to promote Thailand as a world-leading manufacturer and exporter of aerospace components.
According to Chokchai Panyayong, an infrastructure development specialist on the EEC Policy Committee, the event corresponds with the development policy of U-Tapao Airport and the EEC's Eastern Aviation City. He stated that the current goal of the government is to encourage investment, innovation, and the development of more advanced technology for the country.
Meanwhile, Pattaya Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem stated that the event will be in line with the city's plan to become a Smart City and a hub for transportation, economic development, and investment in the Eastern region. He also stated that Pattaya City is proud to be Thailand's representative for hosting such an event, which will benefit both the city and the country's reputation and economic growth.
More information about the event will be released in 2023.
Source: Thai News