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Big jump in Suvarnabhumi traffic after fifth phase of lockdown easing


Suvarnabhumi Airport is seeing an increase in passengers after the government eased lockdown measures in the fifth phase that allowed domestic travel.

Wing Commander Suthirawat Suwanawat, general manager of Suvarnabhumi Airport, said that from July 1-15, the airport had seen operation of 3,205 flights (1,604 incoming and 1,601 outgoing) or 214 flights per day on average.
“The total number of passengers using the airport was 174,912 (85,758 incoming and 89,154 outgoing), or 11,661 passengers per day on average, which is a big jump from the previous months when the fifth phase of the easing of lockdown had not started yet, he said.

Big jump in Suvarnabhumi traffic after fifth phase of lockdown easing

“To ensure the safety of passengers and staff during the Covid-19 situation, Airports of Thailand has employed measures as suggested by the Ministry of Public Health, such as setting up screening checkpoints at all terminals, maintaining social distancing in operation and passenger areas, performing deep-cleaning in public areas and facilities every day, and enforcing the wearing of face masks by staff and passengers,” he added.

Big jump in Suvarnabhumi traffic after fifth phase of lockdown easing

Suthirawat also suggested that passengers should download the AOT Airports Application and fill in the information in advance before entering the airport to avoid creating bottlenecks at terminals.
“For inquiry about the airport’s services and flight details, contact AOT Contact Centre 1722, which is available 24 hours a day,” he added.

Big jump in Suvarnabhumi traffic after fifth phase of lockdown easing

Published : July 18, 2020

By : THE NATION