Suvarnabhumi Airport anticipates up to 140,000 daily arrivals in preparation for the Chinese New Year holidays, when passenger numbers are expected to increase.
Kittipong Kittikachorn, general manager of Suvarnabhumi Airport, stated that the airport predicts approximately 1.8 million passengers would use its services between January 16 and January 28, or approximately 139,000 passengers each day. Approximately 1,300,000 international passengers and 454,000 domestic passengers are anticipated to use the airport’s international terminal during that time period.
The general manager stated that the airport has collaborated with associated agencies in anticipation of the rise in travelers during this period in order to accommodate the influx efficiently. Officials will implement measures to accommodate the increase of passengers, including the addition of check-in stations to alleviate airport congestion during departures.
Additionally, the airport has increased workers at passport check-in desks to help the Immigration Bureau, instructed baggage operators to convey luggage expeditiously, and arranged sufficient personnel and equipment for available services.
As the number of travelers is projected to increase over the next spring break, Kittipong advises foreign travellers to come at the airport three hours in advance and domestic passengers to arrive two hours in advance. This is strongly suggested for individuals whose flights depart between 7 and 9 p.m.
The AOT contact center’s hotline, 1722, is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide interested parties with additional information.