Suvarnabhumi Airport prepared for extra passengers on New Year

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SAMUT PRAKARN, The Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is now providing additional personnel and has established new measures to facilitate the increase of flights and passengers during the New Year’s holidays, said an official.

According to the Director of the Suvarnabhumi Airport Prapon Pattamakitsakul, the Suvarnabhumi Airport has established new measures to accommodate the convenience for passengers due to the extra amount of passengers and flights during New Year’s holidays.

He said that during 26 December 2014 to 5 January 2015, the number of flights at the airport is expected at 903 flights per day, an increase from 846 flights, and the number of passengers is expected to rise to 152,560 passengers per day, increasing from 147,708.

21 airlines have requested to add 423 extra flights in addition to the regular flights on schedule, which comprises of 286 international flights and 137 domestic flights.

To cope with the increase of passengers, the Suvarnabhumi Airport will now provide more staff, such as the security checking staff to shorten the passenger and baggage security checking time, more traffic staff to take care of the car traffic sending and receiving passengers in front of the terminal, more security staff, and more staff to constantly check the condition of airport equipments, to better provide assistance and convenient.

The Suvarnabhumi Airport Director also said that the airport has established a 24 hour ‘Suvarnabhumi Coordination Center for Facilitation, Security and Safety’ to coordinate with the different sectors in the airport and externally, such as the Immigration Division 2, the Customs Department, the Tourist Police Division, the Association of Thai Travel Agents, and airline offices to accommodate the passengers.

Additional taxis will be providing additional service to arriving passengers at the airport, while the departing passengers can choose to park their cars at the Long Term Car Park, where shuttle bus services are provided to connect the car park and the passenger terminal.

Meanwhile, departing passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours in advance of the scheduled departing time to avoid missing the flight. Passengers are also asked to prepare their carry-on luggage to comply with the liquid, gel, and spray restrictions to reduce the time at the security check. Passengers can call the 24 hour AOT Contact Center 1772 for more information said the Suvarnabhumi Airport Director. – See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/CenterWeb/NewsEN/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5712290010006#sthash.mkwbKgnN.dpuf

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