Bangkok - Sukhothai Airport recently received the honor in "The EIA monitoring awards 2007" by Officer of Natural Resources and environmental policy and planning for the sixth consecutive year over its distinctive environment management. In this occasion; Dr.Yongyuth Yuthavong, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the concurrent Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, presented the award to the Mr.Pradit Theekakul , Executive Vice President - Administration of Bangkok Airways.
The award - EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Monitoring Awards - is only given to business entities that are capable of maintaining environmental awareness and protection. As assessed for 2007, Sukhothai Airport has shown commitment in its continuous effort to assure the quality of the environmentally-friendly operation within the airport. Among the green projects are garbage management, organic rice farming (for in-flight catering and Hotel), using ramp transportation for energy saving project, etc.
Sukhothai Airport was constructed with inspiration from nearby Thai temples dated from the ancient Sukhothai period, opened in 1996 to serving traffic to and from Bangkok as well as Chiang Mai