Massive development plan on target for Thai air connectivity


Airports of Thailand (AOT) has announced that phase II of Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok will be completed in 2020, raising its annual passenger handling capacity from 40 to 60 million.

AOT is the operator of the Kingdom’s 6 major airports, namely Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai and Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai. The scal year to September 2018 saw AOT-operated airports serving 135 scheduled airlines connecting more than 207 cities worldwide, handling over 875,000 flights and accommodating more than 139 million passengers.

Further to the development of Suvarnabhumi, the development of AOT’s 6 airports also continues, while at the same time, the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Development Project will see high-speed trains connecting to 3 airports; Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao.

AOT is also in the process of assuming the operatorship of Udon Thani, Sakhon Nakhon, Tak and Chumphon Airports, meaning the travelling network to tourism destinations in Thailand through AOT’s airports will become even easier.

Aside from increasing airport’s traffic handling capability, innovation has also been a priority for AOT. The application of innovation has found its way to the provision of commercial services, internal organisation management and work integration with other organisations through a digital platform. Coming to the fore as well is AOT’s mobile application which offers a range of convenient features for passengers to enhance service quality.

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