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Passenger numbers at Don Mueang airport plummet over long weekend

Maya Taylor

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The number of passengers passing through Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport over the coming long weekend is expected to be just a fraction of the usual figures as a result of the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 outbreak and aircraft travel restrictions.

Khaosod English reports that airport officials say they expect to see no more than 4,000 passengers a day, a huge drop from the usual 100,000+. Sampa Khuntranot, director of Don Mueang Airport, says safety measures are in place to ensure passengers maintain sufficient social distancing and hygiene requirements.

Check-in areas will have stickers to mark out the appropriate distance to be maintained while queuing. Diners in the airport’s restaurants will be required to face the wall while eating. Buses that can normally transport up to 60 passengers at a time between the terminal and the planes will now only carry a maximum of 22 people on each trip.

The holiday period beings today, National Labour Day, and extends until Monday, May 4, to mark the coronation of King Rama X. Many low-cost carriers that had temporarily suspended operations are once again taking to the skies, albeit with a limited, domestic-only schedule to selected destinations – provinces that have been clear from Covid-19 cases for at least 28 days.

SOURCE: Khaosod English

 

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