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    New automatic passport control tested at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    The new Automatic Channel for passport control at Suvarnabhumi Airport was personally tested by Wisanu Prasarttong-Osoth, chairman of Airports of Thailand (AOT), before its official launch yesterday. This system aims to ease congestion at immigration checkpoints. Wisanu participated in a real-world test of the new automatic passport control system before heading to Malaysia on flight TG415. The new system is…

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport suspends guards after terminal brawl

    Suvarnabhumi International Airport suspended two security guards following a brawl in front of the terminal, citing unacceptable conduct while in uniform. The incident, which occurred around 2pm yesterday, June 4, was a result of personal disputes between the two employees. The altercation was captured and shared widely on social media, tarnishing the airport’s image. Suvarnabhumi Airport management confirmed that the…

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    AoT plans to boost Suvarnabhumi Airport into world’s top 50

    Airports of Thailand (AoT) disclosed plans to elevate Suvarnabhumi International Airport into the league of the world’s top 50 airports within a year and subsequently to the top 20 by 2028. This announcement was made by AoT Director Kirati Kijmanawat. The director shared that Suvarnabhumi International Airport currently ranks 58th in Skytrax’s World’s Best Airport Rankings for 2024, a significant…

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport rolls out Grab taxi services

    To enhance passenger convenience and elevate service standards, the Airports of Thailand (AoT) unveiled the latest addition to Suvarnabhumi Airport: Grab taxi services. Positioned at Gate 4 on the first floor of the terminal, the newly inaugurated Grab service centre stands ready to cater to passengers around the clock, announced AoT Director Kirati Kitmanawat. Echoing Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s vision…

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport uncovers shocking wild animal smuggling operation

    In an episode that shook Suvarnabhumi International Airport on March 5, a remarkable seizure of 87 wild animals was carried out. The operation was a joint effort by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Customs Office, and other pertinent authorities. This intervention unfolded when airport security personnel caught sight of these creatures, secreted away within eight pieces…

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    PM Srettha’s billion-baht plan to transform Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced plans to boost the annual capacity of Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Samut Prakan. “We’re gearing up to more than double our capacity to a staggering 150 million passengers annually.” Currently handling a substantial 60 million passengers, Suvarnabhumi Airport is set for a dramatic makeover, including the addition of a third runway. This makeover will catapult…

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    AOT and immigration unite to tackle Suvarnabhumi Airport queues

    Airports of Thailand (AOT) and Immigration Division 2 are joining hands to tackle a pressing issue at Suvarnabhumi Airport: inordinately long passenger queues. The urgency to address this problem was triggered by the concerns raised by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin about the prolonged processing times at the airport. AOT President Kerati Kijmanawat and Immigration Division 2’s Police Major General Choengron…

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport sorry after train breakdown causes 30-minute delay

    Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok issued an apology following a breakdown of the automated people mover (APM) train today, February 23, resulting in passengers being stranded in the underground train station and a 30-minute delay. The driverless APM train operates between the new concourse, Satellite 1 (SAT1), and the main passenger terminal. Today marked the first malfunction since the concourse…

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    PM Srettha pays unannounced visit to Suvarnabhumi Airport amidst biometric glitch

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin paid a surprise visit to Suvarnabhumi International Airport yesterday morning, amongst reports of a recent biometric system glitch that threw the airport into chaos during rush hours. The glitch, a repeat offender, wreaked havoc on automatic passport control channels, leaving departing jet-setters stranded and frustrated. Eyewitnesses claim the prime minister’s unannounced appearance was a direct response…

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    Biometric system glitch at Suvarnabhumi Airport causes passenger delays

    Suvarnabhumi International Airport faced significant disruptions early this morning when its biometric immigration system malfunctioned, causing delays and a rapid build-up of passengers. Immigration police swiftly implemented contingency measures to mitigate the impact on flight schedules. In the predawn hours of yesterday, Suvarnabhumi Airport’s immigration department was thrown into chaos as the biometric system encountered technical issues around 4.30am. Chaired…

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    Police general takes flight: Aims to soar Suvarnabhumi Airport into global top 50 in 2 years

    The new chairman of Airports of Thailand (AoT), Police General Visanu Prasattongosoth, announced an ambitious plan to elevate Suvarnabhumi International Airport into the top 50 global airports within two years. The strategy, revealed yesterday, January 18, is part of AoT’s broader initiative to upgrade and increase the capacities of six airports under its jurisdiction, in response to the anticipated global…

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport braces for record-breaking new year influx

    Dr Keerati Kitmanawat, the president of Airports of Thailand Co Ltd. (AOT) led a thorough inspection on December 28, of Suvarnabhumi Airport‘s preparedness for the impending new year celebrations. Sources reveal that Dr Keerati is gearing up for an aviation onslaught from December 29 to January 4, with a staggering 6,777 flights scheduled at Suvarnabhumi Airport. This sky-high number includes…

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport unveils speed passport checks: No more immigration queues

    In a move set to transform the travel game, Suvarnabhumi International Airport unveiled an upgrade to its passport control system. In an exclusive revelation, Police Lieutenant General Itthipol Itthisarnronnachai, the visionary commissioner of the Immigration Bureau, disclosed that a groundbreaking shift is underway at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Effective from December 15, the airport will extend its automatic passport channels to include…

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport opens automated channels to foreign travellers

    The Immigration Bureau (IB) announced that Suvarnabhumi International Airport’s automated channels are now accessible to foreigners to alleviate congestion for outbound travel. This decision, effective from December 15, aligns with the Prime Minister’s directive, enforced by Srettha Thavasin, to enhance the outbound immigration system. The move is aimed at reducing the density of passengers who need to rush to catch…

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    Smooth sailing: Suvarnabhumi Airport’s snazzy channels promise swift boarding for foreign jet-setters

    Foreign passengers will soon experience expedited boarding at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, thanks to the introduction of automatic channels set to go live next month. The move aims to ease congestion at the airport, allowing for a smoother transit experience for travellers. Currently, the automatic processing at Suvarnabhumi is limited to travellers holding Thai, Hong Kong or Singaporean passports, as relayed…

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    Joyous scenes at Suvarnabhumi Airport as 244 Thai workers return from Israel conflict zone

    It was a scene of jubilation at Suvarnabhumi Airport as relatives gathered to welcome 244 Thai workers returning from Israel. Among them were 30 students from Princess of Naradhiwas University. The arrival was at 10pm yesterday, October 16. The welcoming committee consisted of Bunyawee Khwaiphan, Deputy Director of the Department of Employment, Sombat Phothiwat, Director of the Central Employment and…

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    Visa-free policy for Chinese, Kazakh tourists boosts Suvarnabhumi Airport readiness

    Suvarnabhumi International Airport is preparing to welcome an influx of tourists from China and Kazakhstan following the announcement of a new visa-free policy, effective from next week. The Immigration Bureau (IB) is set to bolster its officer presence at the airport in anticipation of the increased arrivals. The visa-free policy, approved on Wednesday, September 13 and publicised in the Royal…

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    Multilingual airport security officer provides vital passenger assistance at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    An airport security officer at Suvarnabhumi Airport, who has the impressive ability to speak five languages, has come to the public’s attention. The officer, Yanaphop Boonthem, speaks Thai, Japanese, Chinese, English, and Korean. Despite his primary role being airport security, the 55 year old’s multilingual skills have proven to be extremely valuable in guiding and assisting passengers with airport services.…

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport’s SAT-1 terminal to soft-launch boosting capacity by 33%

    Suvarnabhumi International Airport, governed by Airports of Thailand (AoT), is set to soft-launch its Satellite 1 (SAT-1) terminal on September 28, following a successful full-scale trial involving 180 mock passengers and their luggage. The trial aimed to evaluate operations at both the SAT-1 satellite passenger terminal and the primary terminal, with Thai Airways offering assistance by supplying cabin crew and…

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    Terminal shock: Passenger stumbles upon dead Australian at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok

    In a chilling and unexpected twist at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport last night, a passenger stumbled upon the lifeless body of an 82 year old Australian man, seated in eerie solitude within the airport’s bustling passenger terminal. The mystery surrounding his untimely demise is currently under investigation. Officers from the Suvarnabhumi Airport Police Station were alerted to the foreign man’s…

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    5 amazing hotels near Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Suvarnabhumi Airport is the first place a visitor would step in Bangkok. It wouldn’t be a surprise if you want to rest after a long travel or you have an overnight layover, and a hotel nearby is the best option to spend your time. So if you’re planning on making a trip to Bangkok, here are 5 excellent hotels near…

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport’s SAT-1 terminal set for soft takeoff in September

    Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is set to soft launch its Satellite Airport Terminal 1 (SAT-1) in September, with a full opening planned for early next year. Airports of Thailand (AoT) president, Kerati Kijmanawat, stated that the new 216,000-square-metre facility, with a capacity for 28 aircraft parking bays, aims to address existing issues at the airport. With the ability to accommodate…

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    Thai Vietjet launches premium lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Budget airline Thai Vietjet opened ‘The Coral Executive Lounge’ at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, where passengers can indulge in a range of premium services while waiting for their journey to begin. Services offered at the lounge include food and refreshments, snacks, a bar, WiFi, flight information services, private rooms, neck and shoulder massages, newspapers and magazines, televisions, and disabled…

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport immigration police accused of using spoils system

    A police officer from the Immigration Bureau accused Suvarnabhumi Airport Immigration Office of using the spoils system to benefit some officers. He claims that a large number of airport immigration police have been transferred to other posts despite the airport being crowded and understaffed. One immigration police officer reached out to a Facebook page, Moon Rabbit V3 (พระจันทร์ ลายกระต่าย V3),…

  • Crime News

    Shameless Bangkok taxi driver swindles foreigner at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Another Bangkok taxi driver has brought shame to the capital by swindling a foreign customer at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The driver has been subsequently banned for life from picking up passengers at Bangkok’s premier airport and authorities say his license could be revoked. The unnamed taxi driver last week allegedly used a fake list of fares to cheat a Taiwanese…

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    THAI says Suvarnabhumi Airport passengers should arrive 4 hours early, AOT says ‘not true’ | GMT

    Thailand is in a state of flux as a police officer opened fire in Bangkok, causing the city of Chiang Mai to fret and hold its breath. The Transport Authority of Thailand (THAI) has advised that passengers travelling through Suvarnabhumi Airport should arrive four hours early, though the Airport of Thailand (AOT) has denied this. In a more positive light,…

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    Thai net idol attacks car park staff at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Viral CCTV footage of a woman attacking a staff member at a Suvarnabhumi Airport car park turned out to be a Thai net idol. The violent woman, who reportedly has a mental health illness, surrendered herself to the police today and compensated the victim 20,000 baht. The CCTV footage of the incident went viral on Thai social media yesterday. The female…

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    THAI says Suvarnabhumi Airport passengers should arrive 4 hours early, AOT says ‘not true’

    Thai Airways (THAI) and Airports of Thailand (AOT) can’t agree on waiting times at Suvarnabhumi Airport. THAI recommends that passengers on international flights should arrive four hours ahead of departure due to delays at the airport. AOT says this is “not true” and asks passengers to arrive three hours ahead of schedule. In a Facebook post, THAI asks for passengers’…

  • Bangkok News

    Suvarnabhumi Airport passengers advised to arrive 3 hours before departure

    Passengers flying internationally out of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok are advised to arrive three hours before departure due to potential delays caused by renovations. Getting through security might take a little longer for now as the departure terminal gains some snazzy new equipment to ramp up security efforts. Currently, an “automated return tray system” is being installed at security checkpoints…

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    Thai Airways to trial biometric check-in at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Airports of Thailand (AOT) chose flag carrier Thai Airways to trial a new biometric check-in service at Suvarnabhumi Airport, starting on their Bangkok – Singapore route. AOT hopes that bolstering facial recognition technology will streamline the check-in process and reduce waiting times. From now until April 30, passengers on daily THAI flight TG409 from Bangkok to Singapore can check in…